Polymers

After acquiring Paradigm Optics (Vancouver, WA) in 2012, Incom began developing and manufacturing polymer-based versions of materials we had previously produced with glass. We also began developing and manufacturing specialized materials not previously manufacturable with glass. Generally, polymer materials are lighter, more durable, and less expensive. These benefits create new opportunities and capabilities across a wide range of markets and benefit legacy product designs.

Below is an outline of our polymer-based offerings. Contact us to discuss your custom requirements.

Fiber Optic Faceplates
Faceplates are composed of a large number of optical fibers that have been fused together to transfer an image from one surface to another. Faceplates are highly customizable and come in many shapes and sizes; they can be used for Medical, Scientific and Display applications. Faceplates can be manufactured with EMA (extra-mural absorption) fibers that help absorb stray light to increase contrast.

View the Polymer Faceplate brochure here.

Nanoguide
The structure of Nanoguide is based upon waveguiding principles, not fiber optics. Although the image-transfer function is the same, Nanoguide is capable of unprecedented resolutions and thus creates new possibilities.

View a resolution comparison between fiber optic and Nanoguide here.

Capillary Tubing
We manufacture capillary tubing in many different sizes with many different types of material. We are also capable of producing unique patterns and shapes, to satisfy your specific needs.
Incom also offers custom medical grade capillary tubes, which are manufactured in a cleanroom-enclosed fiber optic draw tower from medical grade materials. Materials are USP Class VI and/or ISO 10993 approved.

Other Advanced Structures
Incom is capable of creating unique structures not falling into the previous categories. Advanced structures include microcapillary array plates, microwell array plates, core array plates, etc. These types of products are designed based upon your requirements.



Capillary tubing can be manufactured in unique shapes and structures.



Various examples of advanced structures.