Micro Lens Technology, Inc. Announces
Introduction of ULTRALENZTM
Micro Lens Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the
introduction of our newest product line, ULTRALENZTM Lenticular Film.
ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film is the
result of a multi-year development project to produce thin, accurate and
dimensionally stable lenticular film. ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film is
already finding use with
devices, such as computer and television monitors, to generate three
dimensional video images. These devices require extreme accuracy to match the pitch
and pixel arrangement of a monitor. ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film is the
optimal choice for this application because it has little or no measureable
variability from sheet to sheet or from one manufacturing run to another.
For many years, we have known an extruded thermoplastic
lenticular sheet, such as those currently used for 3D imaging, has certain
variabilities in pitch and lens radius. This is the nature of the extrusion
manufacturing process and can be controlled only within certain limits. For printing
a lenticular image, this does not cause an issue because you can manipulate the pitch of the
interlaced image to correlate to
the pitch of the extruded sheet. You cannot do this with a typical television
monitor, projection system, LED signage or other fixed system.
To overcome the deficiencies of the extrusion process and
other methods of producing lenticular film or sheet, Micro Lens Technology
started a research program over 5 years ago to produce a lenticular or
patterned film with
extreme accuracy and reproducibility. We selected the most stable
oriented film and put the pattern into a thermosetting and cross linkable
resin which is cast onto the surface of the film. We first built a
pilot machine to produce experimental test
samples up to 23 inches wide. This machine has been in operation for
2-3 years and has produced numerous prototype samples for a wide variety of projects.
In January 2008, the installation of a second, wider production line was
completed. The second line will allow Micro Lens Technology to
manufacture ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film as thin as 0.003 in. (0.076 mm) and as
wide as 60 in. (1.5 m).
ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film can be produced with almost any lenticular pattern
conceivable and/or specialized patterns that demand extreme accuracy. Manufacturing runs can be as little as a few square feet.
Because of the immediate success of ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film, Micro Lens
Technology is already pondering a third, wider casting line for even larger
Currently, ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film is being manufactured
in roll form based on specific customer requirements. For more information concerning
ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film, please contact Micro Lens Technology for a
confidential discussion of your application and how it can benefit by using
ULTRALENZ Lenticular Film.
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Micro Lens Technology, Inc. Moves
into a New
and Bigger Location
Micro Lens Technology, Inc. has moved to a
new location in Indian Trail, North Carolina. The new facility is
located in the newly created Old Hickory Business Park. The new
building is approximately 12,000 square feet, which is almost double the
size of the previous location. According to Ken Conley, Director of
Micro Lens Technology, "The additional warehouse space allows us to have a
larger quantity of lenticular lens sheets available for our customers'
All lenticular lens sheet sales,
warehousing and imaging functions now reside at the new location. All
shipping and receiving for Micro Lens Technology customers and vendors would
use this new location as well.