The selection of lens materials for a specific application depends on a number of factors. For example, physical and chemical properties, refractive index, operating conditions, processing ability and cost. Moveon is specialized in material selection for optical products best-fitting the customer’s specifications.

Solder-reflowable & Non-reflowable Optics

The shaping of optical structures via injection molding / micro-molding uses thermoplastic materials. Over the last decade, lenses that require to undergo SMT process had been a challenge as the conventional polymers tend to decolorize or deform during the reflow temperatures. Breakthrough came in recent years where advanced thermoplastic materials such as EXTEM are introduced, enabling the moldable plastic optics to be solder-reflowable.

Liquid Silicone Rubber Optics

Liquid Silicone Rubber Optics is one alternative solution for solder-reflowable optics. This thermoset material utilizes Liquid Silicone Replication (LSR) molding machine to shape the material to the desired form. The unique property of this material allows for a broader applications in the consumer electronics and medical industries.

Glass-like Polymer

The development of Glass-like Polymer in Moveon stems from the demand for higher performance materials. Glass is known to be difficult to structure due to its high chemical and thermal resistance as well as high hardness. Moveon introduces Glass-like Polymer, a solid nanocomposite, which can be structured using polymer molding at submicron resolution. The result of this material offers the same optical property as the glass and a smooth surface with a roughness of a few nanometers. With this material, it has made glass components accessible to high‐throughput fabrication technologies and will enable numerous optical, photonic and medical applications in science and industry.

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