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Materion Barr Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings brings together the engineering expertise and unmatched technical heritage of Williams Advanced Materials, Barr Associates, Thin Film Technology and EIS Optics to create one of the world’s largest providers of precision thin film coatings and optical filters. With Materion as your partner, you gain access to the comprehensive competencies of our collective global reach. 

We have a thorough understanding of our customers’ needs and provide innovative solutions to meet their toughest challenges in markets ranging from Defense, Commercial, Automotive, Thermal Imaging, Projection Display, Science, Space to Astronomy.


Whether it’s optical coating, specialized thin film deposition or optical assembly, we take technology to a whole new level. To meet your most challenging applications, we provide a number of deposition technologies including IBS, IAD, magnetron sputtering and thermal evaporation, as well as state-of-the-art process controls and thin film design methodology. Our core competencies include advanced micro lithography, ultra-low defect coating, and opto-mechanical assembly. Our technological breadth allows us to deliver unique options and comprehensive solutions.


We are proud of our full range of unparalleled products, services and support technology. Our customers benefit from our strategically located global facilities that provide regional manufacturing and technical support. Our superior quality products are fully supported by a large volume manufacturing environment that produces highly repeatable results, contributing to reduced costs and market advantage. We also have scalable processes that are economical for customers who require small quantities.


Our facilities are fully ISO 9001:2008 certified and our technologies carry all relevant industry quality and safety certifications. We offer leading edge spectral and film properties testing to ensure high quality. With our quick turn-around and rapid prototyping capabilities, we can bring ground-breaking products to market faster. We are positioned to be our Customers’ First Choice for high-performance products and responsive technical support.

Materion: A Heritage of Success Through Innovation