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Our inspector inside of a 3 meter high chemical reaction vessel.

The ultra-high infrared reflective performance of Laser Gold®, dramatically increases the efficiency of this water-cooled device.

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Plastic microwave filter housing. Injection molded Ultem® plastic plated with 2.5 microns High-Q Silver®.

One of thousands produced during the telecom boom.

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Space Instrument. 0.5 meter in diameter.

Ultra-low emissivity Laser Gold® contrasting the high emissivity Laser Black.

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One quadrant of the Alpha Laser beam clipper. Laser Gold® over a diamond-turned copper substrate. This Laser was the heart of the missile defense concepts of Star Wars. The full beam clipper being installed in the laser.

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Infrared light pipes lined with Laser Gold®. Sometimes called homogenizer's, or hollow waveguides, these custom fabricated light guides are made by a process known as electroforming.

Often used in gas sensors, the interior surface roughness is measured in Ångströms.

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Aluminum machined housing. Electroless Nickel plated followed by Gold plating to MIL-G-45204 .

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Four, 6-foot-diameter Laser Gold® structural rings separate each of four satellites
for the Multiscale Magnospheric spacecraft. (MMS) A yet to be launched NASA mission.

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A 2 foot high cast bronze egg. An art work that Epner polished and laser goldplated for a gallery in Europe.

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Critical housing for the Geostationery Lightning Mapper.

Laser Gold plated to help maintain thermal stability aboard The yet-to-be-launched GOES-R weather satellite.

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A Message from David Epner, President of Epner Technology, Inc

David Epner

David Epner, President
Epner Technology, Inc

Welcome! We’ve been a family owned plating business for over 100 years… and we almost have it figured out. (A bit self-effacing perhaps when one considers our many quality approvals including NADCAP)

On a more serious note; we are a problem- solving, specification electro-plater focusing on aerospace, infrared optics and high-tech industrial customers. Another specialty is the plating of engineering plastics such as Ultem. Our High-Q Silver is peerless for microwave hardware and our proprietary Laser Gold is the infrared reflectance standard of the world, especially when combined with our electroforming know-how. It has been said that our Laser Black actually, “swallows light”.

If any of this resonates, we’d like to share some more of our business philosophy click here.

Our Flagship Processes

Laser GoldLaser-Cavity-Assortment3
Laser Gold plating is a proprietary, pure, hard electrochemically deposited gold coating that combines the theoretical reflectivity and emissivity of gold, with a surface that can actually be physically cleaned!
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E3EE6Specification Plating
Epner works in accordance with all applicable ASTM, AMS, MIL, and Prime Contractor specifications. Epner maintains a Quality System implementing ISO 9001:2008.
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light-pipes-015-1Light Pipes
Epner Technology manufactures custom designed Infrared Light Pipes, Hollow Waveguides and Homoginizers. These are tubes lined with a highly polished infrared reflective coating of Laser Gold.
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plating on plasticPlating on Plastic and Difficult Substrates
Some of the earliest patents for plating on plastics were owned by Epner Technology. They were for gold plating plastic military buttons and insignia during World War II, saving millions of pounds of brass being use for shell casings.
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Laser-Black-150x150Laser Black
A velvet-like metallic oxide, Laser Black is an inorganic coating that will not out-gas. It can be applied to any substrate that can withstand 100C. It has been said that, “It seems to swallow light.”
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HQ_silverHigh-Q Silver
Epner Technology offers an ultra pure, un-brightened, type 1 matte silver that achieves its brightness not with organic brighteners, but rather grain refiners that enhance its crystal structure.
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light-pipes-015-1Works of Art
Epner Technology set up a division that draws on its high technology know-how and applies it to the world of art, sculpture and jewelry, in order to contribute to the artist’s creativity. 
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