- Automotive Displays
LiDAR, Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote-sensing that uses a laser beam to get information about surrounding objects.
It allows mapping tools to examine the environment providing accuracy, precision, and flexibility.
LiDAR Cover Lenses are used to prevent obstruction of laser light waves.
LiDAR systems may be embedded in:
This, in turn, allows them to be exposed to:
All of which affect their optical transparency and durability.
A suitable solution would be to protect the sensitive cameras with high transparency plastics that have good chemical resistance and long term performance.
By using Polycarbonate you have a strong material substrate that enables high impact resistance. Along with creative manufacturing (shaping/moulding) capabilities.
This material used in conjunction with surface treatments like Optiguard™ Clear hard coating create a final product that will protect the laser scanners and also offer enhanced transmission levels and extremely durable long term optical performance.
Optical transmission can be improved by the surface application of Optiguard™ hard coatings.
This improvement is also visible to the human eye.
Polycarbonate has become a great option in high specification applications requiring high transmission requirements.
Its superior surface hardness ensures the optical improvements are maintained over long periods of product use.
|Reduction in surface energy||Enables water shedding characteristics|
|Hydrophobic surface||Easy clean finish|
|Improvement of surface roughness refraction||Reduces and prevents unwanted light|
|Superior surface hardness (6-8H)||Preventing damage to surface, thus maintaining optical performance|
|High chemical resistance||Long term performance in demanding environments|
Find out more about our Optiguard range.
Whilst polycarbonate seems like the right solution, some may choose to use acrylic:
We have samples available in acrylic & polycarbonate.
Both with a clear hard coat applied to both sides.
Sizes available are 20mm & 40mm diameter.
To request a sample, please get in touch.