United Lens Co

259 Worcester St
Southbridge,  MA  01550-1376

United States
  • Booth: A3188

 Press Releases

  • United Lens Company announced it will be beginning a renovation to its main facility this spring. The renovation, a joint effort with Tighe & Bond and Ironclad Services, Inc., is estimated to cost $15 million and will bring vital updates to United Lens Company’s current utility system.

    “Our company has seen a lot of changes and additions over the past hundred years, and as a result we [sic] found ourselves spending an enormous amount of time and money just trying to keep the facility patched and operational,” said Max Lannon, Director of Engineering, who described the renovation as “so extensive” that it was actually compared against the construction of an entirely new facility — a plan which was rejected due to cost and impacts to the production line.

    Tighe & Bond, environmental specialists with a century of industrial experience, were chosen as the engineering firm for the project. After conducting a facility assessment, Tighe & Bond developed a Capital Improvement Plan that consisted of various equipment and system improvements; the engineers also provided United Lens Company with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services.

    The upcoming renovation project includes the construction of a new utility system building; this will be an extension to the 200,000 square foot United Lens Company facility located at 259 Worcester Street. The proposed building will have enhancements to the HVAC, compressed air, and deionized water systems. Additionally, substantial updates will be made to the electrical infrastructure, as well as new roofing for the primary production building.

    Ironclad Services, Inc., the project’s general contractor, will oversee construction of the proposed utility building. According to Ironclad, this renovation will take two years to complete and will not impact United Lens Company’s day-to-day operation or services.

  • United Lens Company in Southbridge, Massachusetts has taken delivery on a new QED Q-FLEX 300 system, adding magnetorheological finishing (MRF) capability to their state-of-the-art optical shop, led by manager Christian Ramos.   MRF systems built by QED are an amazing, groundbreaking technology that uses magnetically sensitive "smart fluid", CNC controls, and easy to use computer interfaces to finish polished optics rapidly and efficiently.   This will allow United Lens to speed up some processes that may have needed more time on traditional polishing paths, allow for less fall-out or re-work, and enable us to work on projects we have not had the capability to work on previously.   For more information on our custom optical polishing capabilities, contact ULC today. http://info.unitedlens.com/request-a-quote


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    Consumable windows designed to safeguard lasers against different types of dust, shrapnel, fumes, & other pollutants that can contaminate the high power optics behind them. Available in custom sizes & ready-made in three diameters: 50mm, 55mm, & 134mm....

  • United Lens Co. offers laser debris shields that are high performance at an affordable price. These consumable windows are designed to safeguard lasers against different types of dust, shrapnel, fumes, and other pollutants that can contaminate the expensive, high power optics behind them. Our OEM replacement windows are available for fast delivery. ULC offers laser debris shields in custom sizes, and ready-made in three diameters: 50mm, 55mm, and 134mm. Visit us at FABTECH Booth #A3188 to claim your free laser debris shield sample.

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