Milestones

Tecport Optics History

— In 1997, Tecport Optics was formed as a Florida corporation to serve the thin film industry. The company’s founders recognized the industry’s need of a manufacturer who can provide custom built systems with guaranteed process results. Since, Tecport has grown from a two-person operation to a 20+ person operation with worldwide recognition.

— In 2003, Tecport, partnered with a Fortune 500 company, developed coating for Digital Light Processing windows. It is estimated that 70% of DLP windows in the world market, used in such products as Projectors and Televisions, are coated by Tecport systems.

— In 2004, Tecport developed modular style PVD system, called the Symphony series, to serve the industry with better tools and solutions. Tecport has seen success with this product line, winning multiple contracts from major corporations.

— In 2005, Tecport provided the coating industry with the new High-Density Plasma Source, allowing its customers to achieve the highest performance coatings possible at the most consistent rate.

— Tecport developed shift-free color filter coating. For the lighting industry, this meant a more vivid and accurate color control; for the solar, a more active observation telescope.

— Equipped with HD plasma, Tecport achieved non-absorbing 3 to 5 μm infrared coating, using oxide coating materials in lieu of traditional fluoride coating materials. Oxide materials improve the mechanical properties of the film, providing better adhesion and abrasion resistance, without sacrificing performance.

— Tecport’s non-absorbing 3  to 5 μm oxide coating lent it’s capabilities to military applications, including numerous contracts with Lockheed Martin. Tecport is noted as a “Sole Source” for 2.2 meter batch systems in Lockheed Martin’s Join Striker Fighter, the F35 Project.

— In 2008, Tecport designed, developed, and manufactured a 2500mm diameter system for Solar Panel Industry. The system allows the customer to fully utilize HD plasma technology to enhance their existing solar coating.

— In 2008, and again in 2011 and 2014, Tecport was awarded EU program to provide “Technical Modernization in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”.

— Tecport developed an industry first continuous rotary target system for a load-lock ion beam sputtering system. This development improves yield on target utilization and consistency of coating.

— In 2010, Tecport was awarded multiple contracts from renowned Indian Institute of Science on their new Nanotechnology Center.

— Tecport co-developed the world’s first cold plasma coating system, named Polaris. This system revolutionized the plastic coating industry and allows for high density, high packing coating at a very low process temperature. Polaris provided ASELSAN, a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, a visor production line in 2011.

— The Polaris line is currently providing Neurologists aide in helping more than 400 million people worldwide on research into migraines. Migraines are listed as one of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses.

— New DLC coating system called “Rock” launched. The Rock is equipped planetary bias substrate rotation system to create multilayer coating with DLC top coat and SP3 highly transparent optical DLC coating.

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