Uses of stainless steel mirrors
Mirrors made from uncoated stainless steel (or Inox) are extremely versatile with uses in many industries such as pharmaceutical, brewing, medical and nuclear. The corrosion resistance of stainless steel is perfect for use in outdoor applications and in humid or dusty conditions.
The hard polished mirror surface can be used as a reference for other optics or equipment to be mounted on. Stainless can be CNC machined or ground to great accuracy before polishing.
Benefits of stainless steel mirrors
LBP Optics have made circular, rectangular and even multifaceted prisms from stainless steel, with laser quality polished reflective surfaces. The typical reflectivity of stainless steel in the visible spectrum is 60%.
The ready availability of stainless steel and ease of machining means low prices and quick delivery times even for single prototype mirrors.
We can polish most grades of stainless steel, 316L is commonly used.