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New coating line broadens MXL’s offerings

Expanding its coating capabilities, optical-quality molder MXL Industries Inc. (Lancaster, PA; www.mxl-industries.com) has added an automated flow coat line. The system allows for each side of a complex-geometry plastic part to be coated through the use of two six-axis robots for positioning.

) has added an automated flow coat line. The system allows for each side of a complex-geometry plastic part to be coated through the use of two six-axis robots for positioning. MXL has found immediate application for the new line in meeting European performance standards for antifog motorcycle visors; in meeting National Fire Protection Agency requirements for hard-coating a respirator lens on one side and applying antifog on the other; and in processing sport helmet lenses that require an abrasion resistance coating on the outside and fog resistance coating on the inside.

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