810 E St Paul St.
Litchfield, MN 55355
|+1 320 693 7217
|+1 320 693 7216
IRD Glass is committed to building true partnerships with customers. We have succeeded, and our partnerships have resulted in IRD Glass becoming an award-winning custom component supplier and single-source supplier for numerous industry leaders. Our workforce is highly skilled and highly cross-trained in cell-based manufacturing, an approach that allows IRD Glass to quickly integrate with your company’s delivery and production cycle and meet your exact design, fabrication, and coating needs.
By using the highest quality tools and customizing them when necessary, we manufacture glass and ceramic components for even the toughest applications.
IRD Glass has maintained a 98%+ on-time delivery rate for the last decade. To meet the increasing and diversifying needs of our customers, we constantly improve our services and revamp our approach to precision manufacturing. Recent improvements include the addition of custom automation to reduce costs, improving polishing effectiveness to improve yield, and investing in new inspection equipment.
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IRD specializes in high-precision light homogenizers and light pipes. IRD manufactures traditional square and round homogenizers, as well as more exotic rectangular, hexagonal, and octagonal homogenizers, including straight and tapered designs. Their designs are optimized based upon your specific needs and requirements; typical materials include, but are not limited to, fused silica, nBK7, and sapphire.
IRD has a strong presence in the laser OEM market, providing many types of custom components such as cavity reflectors for the solid-state laser industry, HLDT/HR steering mirrors, splatter shields, precision spacers and tooling, beamsplitters, custom corner cubes, filters. IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics work with all types of materials, from fused silica to sapphire, from filter glass to chalcogenides, doped glass to crystals.
|cutting and polishing services
IRD performs machining, polishing, grinding, sawing/dicing, lapping, and custom optical coatings in house. We use numerous state-of-the-art pieces of equipment and a range of chemical processes. We offer low and high volume production, design assistance, simple and complex optical assemblies, custom thin film coating, laser damage and mirror coatings, quick prototype turnaround times, and much more.
IRD Glass manufactures cylindrical optics, both convex and concave, from numerous substrate materials and with optical coatings like high laser damage threshold or anti-reflection coatings. Custom solutions are available in less time than from competitors, while still offering competitive pricing.
We use custom centering equipment to locate the center of curvature and custom ripple-checking equipment to ensure form and flatness of curves. Our machining, polishing, and grinding capabilities produce radii less than 2 mm or greater than 125 mm.
IRD is poised to serve all your coating needs, be it for the ultraviolet (UV), visible, or infrared (IR) spectral region. We have the ability to offer quick-turn basic coatings in-house. Our complete offerings run from basic MgF2 coatings to the incredibly intricate multiple-stack coatings, metallization and more. IRD offers HLDT AR and mirror coatings, ultra-high reflective mirror coatings, beam splitters, notch, BBAR and many more.
IRD Ceramics, a sister division of IRC Glass, works with hard ceramics, sapphire, IR materials and super hard materials. Our state-of-the-art equipment, advanced precision ceramic machining and polishing capabilities, and in-house thin film coating facility allow us to produce 100% customized components at low or high volume.
IRD Ceramics manufactures precision infrared optical components which are essential to infrared cameras and sensors used by homeland security, border patrol, defense and security companies. We perform all fabrication in house, allowing us to produce low-cost IR mirrors, lenses and windows for commercial applications as well as customized lenses to meet the exact demands of defense and security companies. IRD Ceramics works with sapphire, silicon, chalcogenides, germanium, BaF2, CaF2, zinc selenide and more.
IRD Glass manufactures laser mirrors that are used for interferometry, beam steering or folding, and many optical components within imaging systems. Our optical mirrors are completely customizable to meet our clients’ needs. From a basic protected aluminum through high laser damage threshold mirrors, IRD will certify the performance and specifications with whatever data you require.
IRD has a strong presence in the laser optics OEM market, providing cavity reflectors for the solid-state laser industry, HLDT/HR steering mirrors, splatter shields, precision spacers and tooling, beamsplitters, custom corner cubes, filters and many other custom components. IRD Glass and IRD Ceramics work with all types of materials, from fused silica to sapphire, from filter glass to chalcogenides, doped glass to crystals.
IRD Glass manufactures first surface and second surface flat mirrors and laser mirrors that are used for interferometry, beam steering or folding, and many optical components within imaging systems. Our optical mirrors are completely customizable to meet our clients’ needs. From a basic protected aluminum through high laser damage threshold mirrors, IRD will certify the performance and specifications with whatever data you require.
IRD Glass custom manufactures optical filters that expand the applications and improve the capabilities of almost any optical component. IRD works with a variety of filter glass materials from all the leading filter glass manufacturers: Schott, Kopp, Ohara, Hoya and others. IRD Glass also has the capability to apply thin-film optical coatings, from UV through IR spectrum.
IRD Glass is a leading supplier of float glass components for the biotechnology, microelectronics, photovoltaic, security, law enforcement, chemical, commercial, and construction industries. We are an official distributor of Schott Borofloat, allowing us to serve your Borofloat needs both quickly and efficiently.
IRD glass manufactures many types of optical windows – ultraviolet windows, visible windows, infrared windows, and debris shields from .100″ to 16″ in height and in thicknesses of .008″ to 4″ using a wide spectrum of materials, including nBK-7, B270, borosilicate glass, F-5, fused silica, fused quartz, high-index glass, sapphire, silicon and other IR materials.
IRD Glass manufactures custom optical prisms for nearly any application – from laser optics to imaging devices. We produce basic right-angle prisms, rhomboid prisms, wedge prisms, penta prisms, dove prisms, roof prisms and many other challenging variations and assemblies – even completely new optical prisms for new applications as our customers’ industries require them.
IRD Glass has skilled staff on call that produce leading edge reticles for the semiconductor, inspection and medical industries. Details down to sub-micron line widths are available on a number of substrate materials.
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