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Thursday, 08 October 2015 11:19

Mentor M-Cut - the new 2-D light guide system

Mentor M-Cut - the new 2-D light guide system

Realising individual light guides solutions fast, simply and economically at low order quantities - this is the basic concept of the new M-Cut light guide system presented by MENTOR at the Electronica 2014.The new M-Cut light guide system is based on precisely machined PMMA plates. These can either be fully transparent or fitted with scattering particles used under a diffusion foil or a sealed membrane keypad. The light experts at MENTOR design the light guides according to customer requirements and give advice with regard to the choice and positioning of the LEDs. 

High variability. Many different possibilities.
The new M-Cut light guide system makes it possible to custom-design two of the three dimensions of the light guide. This 2-dimensional variability opens up unlimited possibilities. Solid strip light guides following the shape, e. g. under a curved housing cover  possible as well as bargraph indicators with up to 100 elements or area light guides with custom free-form shapes.
 
No tool costs. Low minimum quantities.
MENTOR’s  M-Cut, manufacturing process deliberately avoids the use of conventional injection moulding tools. This makes it possible to realise custom-made light guides quickly and there are no tooling costs, even for low (300 pcs) minimum order quantity.