Each of these steps are supported by standard glass processing tools and materials and can readily be manufactured in large quantities. Mass production of Lumus waveguides does not require a semiconductor level cleanroom environment. Requirements are at typical optics industry levels.
Lumus offers the highest performance waveguides and a path to mass manufacturing for the consumer market.
Our manufacturing processes have been co-developed with supply chain partners to ensure that Lumus waveguides are cost competitive with competing solutions.
How is it made?
and materials used in the optics industry for more than 100 years.
4. Lap & Polish
Standard tools, Standard materials
2D Reflective Waveguide Manufacturing
Mass production processes for Lumus 2D expansion waveguides were co-developed with supply chain partners using well-known machinery and materials to ensure that our waveguides are priced competitively for consumer products.
Record Breaking Yield
Lumus waveguides have been produced by our manufacturing partner Quanta in Taiwan for several years with a yield of more than 95%.
Quanta and Lumus have been partners since 2017. The leading Taiwanese ODM already has a mass manufacturing license for several products for which they have already built high volume manufacturing lines.
They have already shipped thousands of Lumus optical engines to several customers, manufacturing both the waveguides and projector modules.
SCHOTT is a global leader in manufacturing optical materials and components for augmented reality (AR) waveguides. As a strategic partner, SCHOTT is manufacturing Lumus’ products. The company’s integrated setup covers all relevant process steps from material science, melting, substrate processing, and coatings. It has also built an assembly line dedicated to waveguides at its Malaysian plant.