Written by AZoM
At Multi-Ceramic Technology, part of the Multi-Lab Group of companies, they have recognised the need for high quality ceramic reflectors for laser and IPL systems.
Over the last 12 months they have been working on the issues that system manufacturers constantly report back as problem areas.
Multi-Ceramic Technology offer custom manufactured reflectors that are primarily manufactured from high-reflectivity alumina and subsequently glazed over in order to guarantee leak-tightness and protection against contamination & erosion from system coolants.
Their secret comes in several forms:
- The development of an Ultra white & Stable Aluminium oxide body.
- The special interface process between the sintered alumina body and the application of the glaze.
- A very cost efficient manufacturing process has enabled us, not only to significantly reduce the component price, but also in many (not all) cases, depending on size quantity and geometry, to eliminate the need for a tooling charge.
Macor Machinable Glass ceramic has been widely used for the low cost manufacture of these parts but simply cannot match the reflectivity (even after intense polishing) of their new process which offers higher reflectance over a wider range of wavelengths.