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UV Coverslips Custom

Spotlight On Microscope Slides and Coverslips

Laboratories need precision microscope slides and coverslips for a wide range of uses, ranging from optical microscopy to cytology.

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Schott Filters

Schott Filters

Schott filters are optical glass filters made from high quality, optically polished Schott coloured optical glass.

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Fused Quartz Crystals

Materials Focus: Fused Quartz

Fused quartz is made by melting naturally occurring quartz crystals, one of the most abundant naturally occurring minerals on the planet.

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Spotlight on Technical Glasses

Technical glasses are used in highly specialised applications in the scientific, pharmaceutical and optoelectronics sectors.

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Optical filters

What to Look for in an Optical Components Company: Part 2

Here we discuss and conclude the most important factors that buyers should think about when purchasing optical components from an optics provider.

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Lab technician showing customer precision cut optical material

Key Factors to Look for in an Optical Components Supplier: Part 1

This article is the first of two covering a range of factors that buyers of optical components should look for in an optics company.

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Calcium Fluoride Microscope Slides Stock

Material Focus: Calcium Fluoride

Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) is a naturally occurring optical substance with a unique range of propertie

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Sapphire Windows & Plates Random Orientation Stock

UQG Sapphire Windows and Plates

Sapphire Optical windows and plates are flat components which are placed in a range of devices and systems with the purpose of transmitting the specific wavelength of light required by the application in question

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Product Focus: Optical Prisms

Optical prisms are designed and manufactured with the aim of steering, bending, dispersing and shifting light in order to manipulate images.

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BK7 Plano Convex & Bi Vex Lenses Stock

Product Focus: Optical Lenses

Optical lenses are designed and crafted with the aim of being able to focus or diverge light. Learn more about this product.

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BK7 Windows Custom

Part 2: Optical Windows

In this second part of our two articles on these widely used optical components, we look at substrate options and review a range of specific custom options.

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Borosilicate Windows and Plates Optical Custom

Part 1: Optical Windows

In this first of our two articles on these widely used optical components, we look at the key properties of Optical Windows as well as their use in a huge range of scientific, medical, defence and industrial sectors and applications.

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Custom Optics - Sawing

Custom Optics

Custom optics are needed by scientific and industrial companies involved in the design and manufacturing of bespoke optical systems, equipment and instrumentation.

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Meet the team: Hayley

Hayley Cattini looks after the HR and admin here. She plays a huge role in helping to keep everything running smoothly at UQG Optics.

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Optical Filter

Optical filters are used by many manufacturers of scientific instruments, engineering, research and development and equipment around the world. All our optical filters can be supplied from a standard range stock, while custom sizes and specifications can be custom-made to your specific design.

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Ray Harris

Meet the team: Ray

Ray Harris is one of the longest serving and most experienced employees at UQG Optics and looks after our production department.

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Sapphire Windows & Plates - Random Orientation Custom

Material Focus: Sapphire

Sapphire is an extremely hard crystal and the hardest oxide material, offering excellent structural properties and resistance to scratching. As an optical material, sapphire provides excellent thermal conductivity even at low temperatures.

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Carolyn Dockerty

Meet the team: Carolyn Dockerty

You know the sort of person you just can’t manage without? The one who knows everything? That’s Carolyn!

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Optical Mirrors

UQG Optical Mirrors FAQ

This month in our product FAQ we are focusing on optical mirrors. These are popular products at UQG Optics, and we wanted to answer some of the questions we get asked a lot.

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UV Fused Silica Windows Custom

Material Focus: Fused Silica Glass

Fused Silica is part of a family of optical materials (along with quartz and fused quartz) which share properties including a high working temperature, high melting temperature and low expansion coefficient.

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