Over the last few decades, optical coating technologies have been becoming progressively more complex. Optics control light in a manner to make a product useful, and coatings do a great job in that by modifying how light is transmitted, absorbed, and reflected to make the product more efficient and functional. Optical coatings are made up of several thin film layers, creating an interference effect. How the coating works depends on variables like the number of layers, the thickness of each coating layer, and the different refractive indices of each layer.
The past eight months have presented us with interesting challenges – and those challenges have definitely hit the medical device industry hard. The manufacturing supply chain has experienced shortages, which means medical device manufacturers are being asked to bring their technologies to market faster. Emergency authorizations mean pre-market review is putting pressure on the R&D process. Viscosity measurement is a critical component in helping medical device manufacturers meet these challenges and get their products out the door faster and at the highest levels of quality.