An Italian SME, founded in 2002, has reached a remarkable position in a niche market for architectural and event lighting.
The company is able to customise high quality and reliable solutions for indoor and outdoor decorative scenes for events, brand promotion, etc. by using a large catalogue of standard lenses (more than 1000 types, grouped by themes) as well as customised setting and lenses that are designed, created and verified starting from users' on-line requests with very short-term deliveries. The company is already operating in the Italian, French, German and US market.
Currently, the design and customisation of the lenses is done using a clean laser-etching process on dichroic filters, with quality materials and digital manufacturing techniques ensuring high brightness, fidelity and colour brilliance, no imperfections and unwanted reflections and with a low environmental impact.
In order to satisfy a growing demand for customised lenses, the company is looking for a very high resolution "printing" technique, i.e. photomasking at 5 micrometres, which should work on chromed glass plates, with thickness from 0.2 to 1 mm. Photomasking is used in photolithography techniques on micro and even nano scale (integrated circuit fabrication) for microfabrication of patterns on a given film / substrate.
The company is looking for industrial or research partners that are able to identify a suitable technical solution to be customised and adopted under a commercial agreement with technical assistance.
If the solution requires a more intense development, the company will collaborate under a technical cooperation agreement in the design and test of the new machine while the other partner will carry out the technical development.