Vadient Optics is commercializing Volumetric Index of Refraction Gradient Optics (VIRGO) for manufacturing lens. The Vadient team has fabricated VIRGO nanocomposite optical inks and has demonstrated the capabilities of the 3D print gradient refractive index (GRIN) printing technology to form nanocomposite optics. The Volumetric Index of Refraction Gradient Optics (VIRGO) lens technology reduces size, weight, and power requirements of high-performance electro-optical systems.

We have produced optics on a R&D system for several years. We are now characterizing parts on our production printer. We can manufacture lenses 1 cm and greater in thicknesses and sizes greater than 5 inches. The system produces freeform gradient optical index of refraction (GRIN) as the primary mechanism for achieving optical power and to reduce aberrations. Most of the optics are flat as fabricated but can also print complex shapes, in addition to freeform GRIN. We have a roadmap of printing one benchma...
Vadient Optics is commercializing Volumetric Index of Refraction Gradient Optics (VIRGO) for manufacturing lens. The Vadient team has fabricated VIRGO nanocomposite optical inks and has demonstrated the capabilities of the 3D print gradient refractive index (GRIN) printing technology to form nanocomposite optics. The Volumetric Index of Refraction Gradient Optics (VIRGO) lens technology reduces size, weight, and power requirements of high-performance electro-optical systems.

We have produced optics on a R&D system for several years. We are now characterizing parts on our production printer. We can manufacture lenses 1 cm and greater in thicknesses and sizes greater than 5 inches. The system produces freeform gradient optical index of refraction (GRIN) as the primary mechanism for achieving optical power and to reduce aberrations. Most of the optics are flat as fabricated but can also print complex shapes, in addition to freeform GRIN. We have a roadmap of printing one benchmark lens per week, to 100 benchmark lenses per hour with a road map to thousands of optics per hour. Vadient creates the nano composites and inks for the printing systems.
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