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M-CUT 2-D light guide systems

Implement individual light guide solutions quickly, simply and cost-effectively, even with quite low quantities – that is the basic idea of the new M-CUT light guide system. This new light guide system is based on precisely processed, homogeneous PMMA boards, which depending on the version are fully transparent or equipped with diffuser particles that as a rule are used under a diffuse membrane or a membrane keypad. Here the long-standing experience of our lighting experts ensure excellent light results.
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Three types of light guides:
Surface – bar graph – beam


Three different basic types provide the structure of M-CUT: the area, bar graph and solid strip light guides. The area light guide allows high quality customised background lighting for logos, graphics or info surfaces to be implemented. The bar graph light guide enables individual multiple displays and the solid strip display provides homogeneous back lighting for lines and writing.
High variability.
Infinite possibilities.


The new light guide system enables customised design for two of the three dimensions of the light guide. This 2-dimensional variability offers unlimited opportunities. Contour-following light guides, for example under a curved casing cover, are possible, as are up to 100 bar graph displays or area light guides with customised free-form contours. Our lighting experts can make a recommendation regarding the LED design and position for your solution.
No tooling costs.
Low minimum order quantities.


The production process used to manufacture the light guides in the M-CUT series deliberately avoids the use of classic injection moulding tools. Thus no tooling costs arise for our customers. At the same time, the process enables customised light guide solutions to be implemented with low minimum quantities. Depending on the complexity of the required solution, these are 300 items, as a rule.
Circuit board-mounting


All three M-CUT light guide types are assembled simply by pressing the fixing pins into the circuit board. As a rule, alternative methods of assembly, such as clamping or screwing, are also possible.
Wide-ranging. Quick. Cost-effective.


M-CUT represents a new light guide system that offers a variety of useful benefits for the development of electronics. The high variability of the system offers very great scope for individual device design and the tool-less production process enables simple and quick implementation without initial investment in tools.
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Area light guide


The M-CUT surface light guide is based on a transparent PMMA board with diffuser particles and is intended to be used for SIDELEDs which are coupled to the side of the light guide. The area light guide allows high quality customised background lighting for logos, graphics or info areas to be implemented. It is assembled by simply pressing the fixing pins into the printed circuit board. Sizes C and E can be adapted to the customer’s specific requirements. Individual 2D free-form geometrical forms are also possible.

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...Area light guide
Solid strip light guide


The M-CUT solid strip light guide developed by MENTOR consists of a transparent PMMA board and is intended for use with LEDs of type 0603 or smaller. It provides homogeneous back lighting for lines and writing. It is assembled by simply pressing the positioning pins into the printed circuit board. Sizes B, D and E can be adapted to the customer’s specific requirements. Individual 2D free-form geometrical forms are also possible.

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...Solid strip light guide
Bar graph light guide


The M-CUT bar graph light guide is based on a transparent, deliberately interrupted PMMA board and is intended for use with MiniTOPLEDs. It is assembled by simply pressing the positioning pins into the printed circuit board. The bar graph light guide is constructed in a 2.54 mm grid and is supplied with a 10-way display as standard. The number of displays and the grid dimensions, as well as Sizes B, D and E can be adapted to the customer’s specific requirements.

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...Bar graph light guide
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Technical Data. LED Recommendations.

Square light guides

General description
For front panel assembly
... All
For circuit board assembly
... Horizontal, All
... Horizontal, 1-row
... Horizontal, 3-row

M-Cut 2D –light guide systems

General description
Versions
... Area Light Guide
... Bargraph Light Guide
... Solid Strip Light Guide
... All

Flexible Light Guides

General description
Range overview
Versions
... For SMD-LEDs
... For THT LEDs
... Accessories
Miniature Light Guides

General description
Range overview
For front panel assembly
... Standard
... IP68
... All
for PCB-mounting
... Horizontal, Round
... Horizontal, Square
... Horizontal, Rectangular
... Horizontal, All
... Vertical, Round
... Vertical, Square
... Vertical, Rectangular

Front panel Light Guides

General description
Range overview
Front-mounted
... Round, Inject face: Straight (0°)
... Round, Inject face: Angular (45°)
... Accessories
... IP68, Round, Inject face: Straight (0°)
... IP68, Round, Inject face: Angular (45°)
... Square head, Inject face: Straight (0°)
Rear-mounted
... Round, Single, Planar
... Round, Single, Spherical
... Round, Single, All
... Round, Multiple, Planar
... Round, Multiple, Spherical
... Round, Multiple, All
Horizontal Light Guides

General description
Range overview
With round head
... 1-row
... 2-row
... 3-row
... 4-row
With square head
... 1-row
... 3-row
With rectangular head
... 1-row (Bargraph)

Vertical Light Guides

General description
Range overview
With round head
... Single elements
... Multi-column, 1-row
... Multi-column, 2-row
... Multi-column, 3-row
... Multi-column, 4-row
With rectangular head
... Single elements, 1-row
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 5 mm, Grid 5,08
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 5 mm, Grid 2,54
... Multi-column, 1-row, 2 x 3 mm (miniaturised)