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Manufacturing Capabilities


Edmund Optics® manufactures over 2 million precision optical components and 135,000 optical and imaging assemblies every year in our global manufacturing facilities.

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Engineering Services


Edmund Optics® offers design and engineering services, state-of-the-art metrology, OEM sales services, and modified stock programs to quickly customize stock optics.

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Manufacturing Facilities


Edmund Optics®’ 5 global manufacturing facilities supply customers around the globe with millions of precision optical components and optical assemblies every year.

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Edmund Optics® Manufacturing: We Make It

We take customers from prototype to volume production and specialize in creating cost-effective solutions that meet our customer’s specifications, timelines, and budgets. Whether the requirements are a build-to-print custom optical component, expert application engineering to optimize the design, or a completely custom design to customer-supplied functional requirements, our engineers can create ideal solutions for your unique optical challenges. Every step of the way, Edmund Optics® is committed to ensuring product and procedural quality.

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Manufacturing by the Numbers:

5
global facilities
2,000,000
optical components made each year
135,000
optical assemblies made each year

Manufacturing Capabilities

From design to prototype to production, Edmund Optics® manufactures over 2 million optical components every year.

Spherical Lenses

Edmund Optics® manufactures millions of stock and custom precision spherical lenses including singlets, doublets, and triplets in our state-of-the-art facilities in Japan, Singapore, and Barrington, NJ.

Spherical Lens Manufacturing Specifications
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Diameter 4 – 200mm 4 – 200mm 4 – 200mm
Diameter Tolerance +0/-0.100mm +0/-0.025mm +0/-0.010mm
Thickness ±0.100mm ±0.050mm ±0.010mm
Sag Height ±0.050mm ±0.025mm ±0.010mm
Clear Aperture 80% 90% 90%
Radius ±0.3% ±0.1% Fix to Test Plate
Power (P - V) 3.0λ 1.5λ λ/2
Irregularity (P - V) 1.0λ λ/4 λ/20
Centering (Beam Deviation) 3 arcmin 1 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Bevel (Face width @45 degrees) <1.0mm <0.5mm <0.25mm
Surface Quality 80-50 40-20 10-5

Aspheric Lenses

Edmund Optics® is a recognized leader in aspheric lens manufacturing, with a high volume aspheric lens manufacturing cell operating 24 hours a day to produce thousands of precision aspheric lenses per month.

Aspheric Manufacturing Capabilities
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Diameter 10 – 150mm 10 – 150mm 10 – 150mm
Diameter Tolerance +0/-0.100mm +0/-0.025 +0/-0.010
Asphere Figure Error (P - V) 3μm 1μm <0.06μm*
Vertex Radius (Asphere) ±0.5% ±0.1% ±0.05%
Sag 25mm max 25mm max 25mm max
Typical Slope Error 1μm per 1mm window 0.35μm per 1mm window 0.15μm per 1mm window
Centering (Beam Deviation) 3 arcmin 1 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Center Thickness Tolerance ±0.100mm ±0.050mm ±0.010mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 80–50 40–20 10–5
Aspheric Surface Metrology Profilometry (2D) Profilometry (2D & 3D) Interferometry
* 1/10th wave at 632.8nm, limited by design and/or metrology

Optical Prisms

Edmund Optics® is a premier manufacturer of stock and custom optical prisms tailored to meet the most demanding requirements in image displacement or rotation, beam steering, retroreflection, or dispersion.

Prism Manufacturing Capabilities
  Commercial Precision High Precision
Dimensions 2 – 200mm 2 – 150mm 2 – 75mm
Dimensional Tolerance +0/-0.2mm +0/-0.1mm +0/-0.01mm
V-Height ±0.25mm ±0.1mm ±0.03mm
Irregularity 1.0λ λ/4 λ/20
Prism Physical Angle Tolerance ±3 arcmin ±1 arcmin 45º & 90º ±0.5 arcsec
Penta Prism Deviation ±5 arcmin ±3 arcmin ±0.5 arcsec
Max Bevel (Face Width @ 45°) 0.5mm 0.3mm 0.05mm
Surface Quality (Scratch Dig) 80-50 40-20 10-5
Bonded Prism Assembly Beam Deviation 5 arcmin 3 arcmin 0.5 arcmin
Pyramid Tolerance  ±5 arcmin  ±3 arcmin  ±0.5 arcmin

Optical Coatings

Edmund Optics® performs a wide variety of single and multi-layer coatings including broadband AR, v-coat, polarizing, metallic, and narrow bandpass for optical components operating throughout the ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared (IR) spectra.

General Coating Capabilities
Dimensions (Diameter or Square) 2 – 1000mm
Substrates All borosilicate glass types, fused silica, calcium fluoride, silicon, and germanium
Spectral Ranges 120nm – 20μm
Edge Steepness (T50% to OD>4) <0.5%
Spectral Edge Tolerance <1% Deviation, <0.2% Special Cases
Blocking >OD 7, measured*
Neutral Density Tolerance OD ±5%
Center Wavelength CWL ±1nm
Bandpass Filter Bandwidth 1mm - Broadband
SWP, LWP Pass Bandwidth 60 - 1580nm
Transmission >95%, Typical
Reflection 0.1 – 99.95%
Polarization (S:P) 10,000:1
Laser Damage Threshold 20 J/cm2 @ 1064nm @ 20ns pulses typical (if specified)
Number of Layers 200+
Durability MIL-PRF-13830B APP C, MIL-PARA C.3.8.4, MIL-PARA C.3.8.5, MIL-C-48497A
*Measured in the UV-visible range

Imaging Lens Assemblies

Edmund Optics® manufactures a wide variety of imaging lens assemblies including fixed focal length lenses, telecentric lenses, and microvideo lenses fully supported by downloadable 3D models, datasheets, and drawings.

Imaging Lens Specifications
  Fixed Focal Length Lenses Telecentric Measuring Lenses Fixed Magnification Lenses
Sensor Sizes Up to 43.3mm Up to 30mm Up to 90mm
Resolution Up to 29 MegaPixel Up to 5 MegaPixel Up to 12k Line Scan
Lens Mounts C-Mount, F-Mount, S-Mount, M42 C-Mount, F-Mount, M42 C-Mount, F-Mount, M42, M72
Number of Options 120+, View All Products 75+, View All Products 65+, View All Products
Modifications Available Focal Length, Housing, f/#, Coating Magnification, Housing, f/#, Inline Illumination, Working Distance Magnification Housing
Custom Design Capabilities Yes, Learn More

 

Engineering Services

Edmund Optics® offers a wide variety of services to complement and support our manufacturing capabilities. For information on the inventory of optical materials kept on site at EO manufacturing facilities for quick prototyping, visit our EO Preferred Glass Types application note.

Design & Engineering

 

Global Staff

Global Staff of Over 150 Engineers and Scientists

 

Broad Design Expertise

From UV to Visible to NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR

 

Manufacturability

Emphasis on Designing for Manufacturability – from Prototype to Volume Production

 

Experts

Excel at Imaging, Projection, and Visual Systems

 

Flexibility

Used to Challenging Envelope Requirements

 

Optical Analysis

Well-Versed in Complex Optical Analysis, Including Stray Light Analysis

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Design and Engineering

Quality & Metrology

 

Metrology

State-of-the-Art Optical Metrology Including Interferometers, Profilometers, and Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM)

 

Imaging Analysis

Semi-Automated MTF Measurement Equipment and Automated Equipment for Optical Parameters such as Effective Focal Length (EFL), Distortion, Field Curvature, and Concentricity

 

Radiometrics

Stray light, Veiling Glare, and more

 

Coatings Characterization

UV/VIS/NIR Coating Characterization through Spectrophotometry

 

Environmental Testing

Environmental Testing Equipment such as Vibration, Humidity, and Immersion

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Metrology

Volume & OEM

 

Flexible

Highly flexible volume order servicing

 

Competitive

Competitive volume discounts to support catalog and custom production requirements

 

Knowledgable

Well-Versed in Configuration Control and Change Control Requirements for custom products

 

Seamless

Seamless FAR, DFAR, Quality Assurance Provision (QAP), and Testing Requirement Flow-downs

 

Compliant

ITAR registered and compliant; DPAS Servicing and Support

 

Global

Global supply chain network with global warehousing – quickly and easily supporting your projects wherever you prefer

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Global Facilities

Edmund Optics® manufactures and supplies customers around the globe with millions of precision optical components and optical assemblies. Whether stock, modified stock, or custom, we have the expertise and resources necessary to manufacture optical products based on your project’s specific requirements. Our dedicated and skilled team members will ensure that you receive the optimal solution for your application, while our quality assurance teams guarantee the best final products.

Edmund Optics® Headquarters | New Jersey, USA

  • Corporate headquarters
  • 120,000 sq. ft. (11,148 m2); 20,000 sq. ft. (1,858 m2) of dedicated manufacturing space
  • High precision optomechanical and imaging assemblies
  • 7 Laminar flow assembly workstations
  • Precision spherical, aspherical, and diamond turning capabilities
  • ISO 9001 certified and ITAR compliant
  • Coating laboratory for a variety of AR, mirror, and filter coatings

Edmund Optics® Tucson | Arizona, USA

  • Tucson Design Center specializing in customer focused applications engineering
  • Coordinates with sales and manufacturing to ensure design solutions meet customer manufacturability, cost, and performance requirements
  • Over 30 years design experience in the UV – LWIR wavebands
  • Emphasis in optical design engineering techniques for imaging and sighting optics assemblies
  • Product development of EO Designed and Manufactured TECHSPEC® components

Edmund Optics® ITOS GmbH Mainz | Germany

  • 7,060 sq. ft. (660 m2)
  • European manufacturing base for polarizers and filters

Edmund Optics® Singapore Pte. Ltd. | Singapore

  • Large Facility with 77,000 sq. ft. (7,150 m2) of manufacturing, coating, and assembly space
  • Custom prism manufacturing with angle tolerances down to 1 arcsec
  • State-of-the-art machined asphere cell
  • 8 coating chambers for anti-reflection, mirror, beamsplitter, and filter coatings
  • Large coating laboratory for anti-reflection, mirror, beamsplitter, and filter coatings
  • On-site assembly and testing, including interferometry and spectrophotometry
  • ISO 9001 certified and ITAR compliant

Edmund Optics® China | Shenzhen, China

  • 16,140 sq. ft. (1,500 m2) facility
  • Class 10,000 cleanroom
  • Class 100 Laminar flow booths
  • Optical and mechanical design, prototyping, and testing capability
  • High volume assembly of optomechanical and imaging assemblies
  • On-site testing equipment, including MTF and interferometry
  • On-site design services supporting assembly, manufacturing, and product development of EO Designed and Manufactured TECHSPEC® imaging lenses
  • ISO 9001 certified

Edmund Optics® Akita Japan Factory | Akita, Japan

  • 80,000 sq. ft. (7,432 m2) of manufacturing space
  • High precision spherical optics from 5 - 100mm in diameter
  • State-of-the-art coating facility for multi-layer and dielectric thin film coatings
  • Unique aspherizing cell for low cost, color-corrected asphere production
  • Class 10,000 cleanrooms and Class 100 Laminar flow booths
  • On-site assembly and testing, including interferometry and spectrophotometry
  • Over 50 years of experience in spherical optics fabrication
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