Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®)

Adhesive-Free Bonding (AFB®) is patented technology developed and owned by Onyx Optics, Inc. Since laser environments dictate robust components with minimal loss or damage, Adhesive-Free Bond (AFB®) has been developed to produce strong and optically transparent bonds. Both similar and dissimilar crystals and glasses may be bonded using this unique process. In most cases AFB® is as strong as bulk material.

Adhesive-Free Bonding Applications

Defense and Aerospace

  • Missile defense
  • Lidar
  • Remote Sensing
  • Range-Finding
  • Countermeasures
  • Wind speed measurement
  • Cloud and aerosol monitoring

Materials Processing

  • Drilling, cutting, welding
  • Marking
  • Stereolithography
  • Thickness of thin films

Medical Surgery

  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Microsurgery
  • Aesthetic skin resurfacing
  • Hair removal

OEM

  • High Power DPSSL
  • OPO Pump
  • Ring laser
  • Microchip laser
  • CD writing