SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

November 13, 2012 09:04 ET

Microlux Alumina Polishing Powders Are Low-Cost Alternative to Diamond Abrasives

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwire - Nov 13, 2012) - Meller Optics, Inc. offers a full line of high-purity alumina polishing powders for finishing optics from a ground to a highly polished surface. Available in two grades and seven sizes, these abrasive powders are an economical alternative to diamond abrasives in many applications.

Meller Microlux Alumina Powders come in two grades and seven particle sizes from 0.05 to 3.0 µm for producing surface finishes to 10-5 scratch-dig on a variety of hard and soft optical substrates. Ready to mix with de-ionized water, these alumina abrasives are an economical alternative to diamond abrasives for many optics grinding, lapping, and polishing applications.

For aggressive grinding and lapping, Meller Alumina Powders are offered in a Microlux-R version which features large agglomerated particles that break down under pressure for final polishing and are 99.98% pure. For fine grinding and uniform polishing, Microlux-RZ powders are 99.99% pure and deagglomerated with controlled particle sizes.

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