Corning is a world leader in optical materials technology and process innovation. Corning’s capabilities extend beyond materials to provide state-of-the art, patented manufacturing processes, sophisticated technologies, and forming, coating and finishing applications that deliver high performance, reliable, versatile and durable solutions worldwide.
Materials Development Corning leverages its unmatched understanding of fundamental glass science to develop materials to meet market needs, including glass ceramics, the first low-loss optical fiber, ULE® Low Expansion Glass, HPFS® glass materials and Photochromic Glass.
Optical Design Corning partners with its customers to design high performance precision optic components that serve the needs of many market segments including wafer, photomask and inspection equipment suppliers.
Specialty Glass Melting Corning has the unique ability to melt a wide range of custom glasses in relatively small volumes. Corning currently melts more than 60 custom glass compositions on a regular basis.
Forming Corning’s glass forming capabilities include outside vapor deposition, pressing, sagging, sealing, tube forming, sheet draw/rolling and casting.
Precision Free Form Grinding and Polishing Corning’s outstanding capabilities in precision free form grinding and polishing enable the production of such materials as complex aspheric lenses.
Diamond Turning Technology Corning provides a world class capability in this ultra-high-precision machining process for reflective systems.
Coatings – UV, IR, reflective, transmissive Coatings Corning provides a wide range of coating and finishing applications for the glass substrates we produce, including the full spectrum of EUV – IR applications, wavelength-specific blocking coatings and high-end transmissive coatings.
Optical Assembly Corning successfully delivers complete opto-mechanical sub-assemblies including design, materials, components and optical sub-assemblies to meet a variety of customer challenges.
Telescope Optics Manufacturing Corning has been crafting large telescope optics since Corning made the 200-inch mirror for the Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar in 1934. Corning continues the tradition today by providing precise, single-source telescope optics manufacturing capabilities to the Astronomy market.
Precision Optical Sub-Systems Corning is a leading supplier of precision optical sub-systems, delivered to a myriad of markets and applications.
Metrology Instruments Corning provides rapid, accurate full-form measurement of precision flat and cylindrical surfaces for the semiconductor, data storage, automotive, and industrial markets.
Type of Optics Asphere, Conformal, Cylinder, Plano, Prism, Sphere
Services Assembly, Coating, Glass Engineering, Grinding, Lens design, Metrology, Molding, Polishing, SPDT
Materials Ceramics, Crystals, Glasses, IR, UV, Visibles
Research Interests MRF