SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

August 03, 2011 09:02 ET

Alumina Abrasives From Meller Optics Produce Superior Finish at Lower Cost Than Diamond Abrasives

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Meller Optics, Inc. provides a complete line of high purity calcined alumina polishing abrasives for grinding, lapping, and producing a superior finish on optics at a lower cost than diamond abrasives.

Meller Microlux Alumina Abrasive Powders can produce surface finishes to 10-5 scratch-dig on calcium fluoride, ferrites, germanium, silicon, stain-less steel, zinc selenide, and zinc sulfide. Featuring seven particle sizes from 0.05 to 3.0 µm, these high purity calcined alumina abrasive powders are a lower cost alternative to diamond abrasives, claims the firm.

Ready to mix with deionized water, Meller Microlux Alumina Abrasive Powders are offered in two grades: Microlux-R for aggressive grinding and lapping, which is 99.98% pure, with large agglomerated particles that break down under pressure for final polishing, and Microlux-RZ which is 99.99% pure and has controlled particle sizes for fine grinding and uniform polishing.

Meller Microlux Alumina Abrasive Powders are priced from $46.60 to $95.00 per lb., depending upon grade, particle size, and quantity. Free samples and pricing are available upon request.

About Meller Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Meller Optics has been providing high quality optics to defense, medical, laser, and industrial markets for 90 years now. Specializing in the grinding and polishing of hard, durable materials such as sapphire and ruby, the company has also developed high-speed, low-cost finishing processes for a variety of laser glasses, fused silica, zinc selenide, germanium, silicon, fluorides, and ceramic materials. Configurations include windows, substrates, lenses, domes, and prisms. Meller Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and in addition to providing standard, off-the-shelf products, they custom fabricate components that meet exacting specifications from delicate, difficult to work with optical materials. They also supply quality Microlux Alumina polishing abrasives and Gugolz optical polishing pitch.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Meller Optics, Inc.
    Steve Lydon
    120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
    Providence, RI 02940
    (800) 821-0180
    FAX (401) 331-0519