The company had been working with a competitor of EMF’s who had been unable to produce a final product meeting the company’s stringent specifications.
The defense company was running out of time and urgently needed an optical coater who could solve their production problems and who could turn around the product quickly. Fortunately, they found EMF.
EMF’s integrated optical coating development and manufacturing allowed them to find solution quickly
Since EMF’s development and manufacturing are housed in the same place, their development team has the ability to test new coating chemistry and processes on production level coating chambers. This ensures a seamless transition from development formulations and processes to final production products. Because of this integration, EMF was able to quickly adjust the processes and formulations of the gold coating, so that the final production level product met the exact same specifications as the development prototypes from the defense company. Once the process had been perfected, they could immediately scale up into production, which shortened the turnaround time by weeks.
Because of EMF’s expertise and responsiveness, the defense company was still able to meet their own demanding production schedule, despite the major delays caused by the previous coating company.