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Anti-Glare vs. Anti-Reflective

What is the difference? Which do I need for my application? Glare and reflection are terms often confused for each other. So how do you decide whether you need an anti-glare or anti-reflective solution to your viewing problem? Let us try to help. Readability is what you really want Both  Read more »

Which is the best material to use for your display or data acquisition window?

Glass? Plastic? Which Plastic? When building a product that involves displayed images and/or transmitted critical optical information, especially mobile computing units, you are faced with an important design decision: Which material is the best? Lets first look at what features are important for an optimum functioning window: Readability High transmission  Read more »

DURAVUE® Coatings allow for the use of Plastics for Viewing & Data Acquisition Applications

Q: Why would I use a plastic window, filter or lens instead of an alternative like glass? A: Plastics with a DURAVUE® coating offers improved Durability and Design Flexibility Durability Glass is not suitable for most high traffic or portable product applications due to its susceptibility to breakage upon impact  Read more »

Dealing with Rapid Prototyping Obstacles?

Quick turnarounds on working pre-production units for durable display and data acquisition devices can be difficult. Do you find yourself in these situations? You know basically what you need, but not how to get there to create a finished working prototype (molding, coating, fabrication, printing, fastening and assembly) You can  Read more »

Lens Mounting: Which Method Of Attachment Should You Use And Why?

You have a plastic window and are unsure of how to bond it to your display or data acquisition device – what is the best method? Liquid Glue? Sonic Welding? Adhesive Tape? Liquid glue is difficult to apply and messy. Sonic welding takes specialty equipment, is limited to certain materials  Read more »