The equipment and processes used to manufacture components and devices from a variety of optical, piezoelectric and ceramic materials must be precise yet flexible. Barium titanate, calcium and magnesium fluoride, germanium, lithium niobate and tantalate, fused quartz, ruby, sapphire and zinc compounds are only a partial list of the optical materials in use today. Ceramic materials include aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, aluminum titanium carbide, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, etc.
Once an optical component or ceramic device is rough-formed or grown, it goes through any number of processes, including edge grinding, surface grinding, I.D. or O.D. sawing and dicing, lapping, polishing, cleaning and coating. The result is a high quality finished part used in satellite-based optics, laser components, armor plating and other critical technology applications. Intersurface Dynamics manufactures the coolants/lubricants needed for the high-speed, automated and highly precise processes used to produce these parts and components.