A Message from David Epner, President of Epner Technology
We are a third-generation family-owned high-tech engineering plating company. Our proprietary Laser Gold and Laser Black optical coatings are world renowned. But as you can see listed in the column on the right, we are also known as a specification plating service for aerospace companies, contract machine shops that serve them, and and other high-tech applications around the world. Epner Technolgy is dedicated to making you look smarter than we both know you really are. See our complete Mission Statement.
Dear Valuable Customers,
I want to share with my readers a recently received letter. With our customer, Raytheon, we again achieved our constant goal of being The quality supplier that “came through”.
Besides sharing this letter with you, we are putting a copy in with every employee’s paycheck this week. I want each of them to take it home and proudly show it to their family, letting them know what important work our company does and how their hard work and skill is what helps makes our company great.
Click Here for direct access to the letter.
David Epner, President, Epner Technology Inc.
Laser Gold: From Nasa’s MMS Spacecraft… to The Oscars
Epner Technology’s proprietary 24 karat gold process, Laser Gold, achieves the theoretical IR reflectivity and ultra-low emissivity of a pure gold. With a Knoop hardness of almost 200, Laser Gold is three times harder than any other pure gold plating process. Specified by NASA for thermal control of instruments, Laser Gold is aboard virtually every spacecraft from the earliest GOES weather satellites to the infrared cameras on the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope.
In 2016, the Motion Picture Academy, for the first time, chose Laser Gold to adorn one of the most recognized symbols of quality in the world… the Oscars!
Our Flagship Processes
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!
Epner works in accordance with all applicable ASTM, AMS, MIL, and Prime Contractor specifications. Epner maintains a Quality System implementing ISO 9001:2008.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
A copper foil .001″ thick (0,025 mm) is coated with Laser Gold for the ultimate thermal control barrier. The auto race car market has driven the need to protect carbon fiber components from the blistering heat generated by the engine and exhaust system.