MATERIALS

reflective glass disc

We provide top-quality, versatile optoelectronic component materials.

When it comes to photonics applications in projects, precision matters. Even the most minute changes in the photonics technology used in equipment can affect the overall efficiency. And building photonic technology that works with (or against) light can pose quite a few challenges. The optoelectronic component materials we choose need to be pliable and maneuverable during the production process to allow for intricate designs. For many applications, the material needs to withstand high environmental temperatures and resist erosion. 

At Photo Solutions, we use Mylar, soda-lime glass, and aluminum due to unique and ideal chemical structures and characteristics that can meet our customers’ needs.

Trust Photo Solutions for the highest quality optoelectronic component materials.

Whatever your industry or application, Photo Solutions only uses the highest quality optoelectronic component materials. Get a quote for your next project!

Additional Product Information

a variety of encoder discs made from different encoder disc materials

Mylar (PET)

Mylar (PET) is a common polyester film used in various applications, including laminating, embossing, and casting. The material has a high tensile strength that allows it to absorb shock well. Mylar is also an inexpensive material, making it a great, cost-effective option. As a bonus, at Photo Solutions we offer Mylar encoder options with pressure-sensitive adhesive to allow easy installation.

Products include:

  • Encoder Discs
  • Encoder Scales
  • Calibration Targets
  • Hub Disc  & Assemblies
transmissive glass disc

Soda-Lime Glass

Soda-lime glass is an ideal material for projects that require a high degree of precision. Because of its strength, we can etch into soda-lime, which allows for precise markings. While it’s not as cost-effective or user-friendly as Mylar, this material is unmatched in its applications’ precision and accuracy. 

Products include:

  • Encoder Discs
  • Encoder Scales
  • Hub Disc  & Assemblies
  • Reticles
  • Calibration Targets
transmissive glass disc

Aluminum

If you’re looking for a material that’s incredibly durable against environmental agents like wind, rain, or motion feedback, aluminum is the best option. Durable, corrosion-resistant, and dependable, aluminum is a great option that’s more affordable than glass. This material is also rated to meet many specific industry spec requirements. 

Products include:

  • Encoder Discs
  • Encoder Scales
  • Hub Disc  & Assemblies

PhotoSolutions is a very responsive company. They have great attention to detail, and wonderful product consistency. Whenever we need to create a new product they are there to support us with many years of experience and expertise. They have also helped us many times with improving our current products. They are our go-to glass disc supplier!
– Nick Peck, Engineering Team Leader,
Encoder Products Company
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