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Surface Finishing Solutions for the Optics Industry

The U.S optics industry provides high-precision/low-volume manufacturing of specialty optical components. These specialty components are typically utilized in aerospace, defense, and other highly specialized scientific fields. AOTCO is proud to provide a wide variety of surface finishing services to our clients in the optical industry.

AOTCO’s surface treatments are found in a wide array of Optical industry applications. Our expertise in multi-material finishing and plating parts with unique and complex geometries allows design engineers to create a variety of highly specialized tools, devices, and components for the optical industry.

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Finishing Optical Components and Delivering Results

Since 1975, the nation’s Optics industry leaders have relied on AOTCO to ensure quality surface finishing and peak performance. NADCAP accredited and ITAR certified, AOTCO brings 5 decades of experience plating and anodizing for the optics industry. The components we finish for the optical industry have some of the following critical uses:

  • Lasers
  • Lenses 
  • Microscopes
  • Defense Optical Technologies 
  • Aerospace Telescopes
  • Precision Surgical Video Equipment
  • And much, much more

High Quality Services

AOTCO delivers the benefits of a complete range of Anodizing capabilities, a very broad range of Plating processes and a suite of additional complimentary surface finishes.

  • Type 1 Anodize (Chromic Acid)
  • Type 2 Anodize (Sulfuric Acid)
  • Type 3 Anodize (Hardcoat)
  • Hardcoat Anodize with Teflon Impregnation
  • Color Anodize (Black & dozens of colors)
  • Titanium Anodize
  • Beryllium Anodize
  • 20+ Plating Processes, including Common and Precious Metals
  • Electrolytic Nickel Plating
  • Electroless Nickel Plating 
  • 25+ Common and Exotic Substates
  • 60+ Finishing Specs
And More
  • Chem Films & Conversion Coatings
  • Passivation
  • Electropolishing
  • Masking
  • Pre-Treatments
  • Post-Treatments


AOTCO’s wide range of surface finishing competencies are bolstered by AOTCO Labs, our in-house problem-solving team of engineers. This group brings decades of finishing skills and know-how to help customers to develop solutions for new products.

Finishing Goals for Optical Applications

  • Corrosion Protection
  • Durability
  • Wear & Abrasion resistance
  • Increased Hardness
  • Performance Under a Wide Range of Temperatures
  • Lubricity
  • Adjusting Optical Properties

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Rapid Turnarounds
  • Multi-Material Finishing
  • Unusual Combinations
  • Low Volume - High Mix
  • Exotic Materials
  • Complex Geometries
  • Production Scaling (high volume)
  • Dedicated Capacity (high volume)
  • Working Collaboratively with Your Team to Invent Solutions for New Products

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Learn more about the specifications AOTCO offers, including NADCAP-accredited and RoHS-compliant ones.
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