Presented by: Dan Fiore, North American Coating Laboratories (NACL)
Optical coatings can be confusing and difficult to clearly understand for even the most well-established optical fabricators, lens designers, and Photonic Industry Professionals. The field of optical coatings itself continues to evolve from a capability standpoint as well as a terminology standpoint on an almost daily basis.
In this "Coatings 101" style overview, North American Coating Laboratories (NACL)'s vice president, Dan Fiore, will provide a basis for clearly describing and specifying your needs to your coating solutions provider to avoid any confusion or costly delays.
Fiore will provide information on the industry's most commonly specified coatings. The presentation will include coating terminology, explanations of common coating specifications, and the testing data you should ask for when placing orders. Fiore will also provide insight into what specifications drive cost versus what specifications make the most sense in real world production scenarios.
About the presenter
Dan Fiore is vice president of North American Coating Laboratories. He manages the sales, marketing, and the overall customer experience for all of NACL's industrial optical and infrared coating customers. In his 14 years in the optics field, he has presented and written ten technical white papers and case studies. He also provides technical insight on NACL's monthly podcast "Through the Lens" and hosts NACL's monthly YouTube video series; "Coffee with Your Coater."