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Edmund Optics® celebrates 75 years of successful impact to the world of optics

From surplus optics sales to innovative global optics leader
4/11/2017, <!-- -->   —

Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, is proud to celebrate their 75th Anniversary in 2017. The company was founded as Edmund Salvage in 1942, receiving surplus optical supplies from the US army in Philadelphia to repair and sell. At that time, founder Norman Edmund sold a pcx lens for ten cents and an achromat for twenty-five cents – making optics were very affordable and accessible to his fellow optics enthusiasts.

Dedicated to serving customers for 75 years

The company has focused on serving its customers from the first Edmund Scientific catalog in 1943 to providing supplies for the space race in the 1950s and 1960s to the ninety-five cent Barlow lens used in a color camera on the Apollo 11 lunar mission, to the 1980s when Edmund Scientific split into Edmund Scientific and Edmund Industrial Optics. Edmund Optics has been on the cutting edge with telecentric optics introduced in the late 90s, new manufacturing capabilities in 2000 with high precision spherical components, optical prisms and high quality optical coatings, as well as optical quality ensured by state-of-the-art optical testing. In the mid-2000s, magnetorheological finishing (MRF) and aspheric manufacturing was added to the optics toolbox. From design to prototype to volume production, today Edmund Optics can provide λ/20 accuracy optical flats, spherical optics and high precision, spherical aberration corrected aspheres. The innovative Cx Series Lenses with a user-adjustable mid-section has interchangeable accessories including filters, apertures and liquid lenses. These modular lenses have received awards and recognition from the magazines Vision System Design and Inspect.

The world’s future will strongly depend on optics

"We’re very excited to be celebrating our 75th Anniversary! It has been a long tradition of customer service and support in optics. At Edmund Optics, we believe that the future of the world depends on optics. Edmund Optics is ready to take these challenges by developing new technologies such as aspheric lenses and laser optics coatings to continue that tradition and to pave the way for the future. With just over 800 employees around the world, with manufacturing in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Southern China, as well as sales offices in Europe we are looking forward to finding solutions for tomorrow’s challenges," said Marisa Edmund, Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Edmund Optics.

Edmund Optics offers innovative solutions to its customers

With over 28.900 products available, Edmund Optics is continually adding thousands of new products each year, from optics to optomechanics to imaging. Our customers benefit from expanded optical and optomechanical R&D capabilities along with enhanced customer support, applications engineering and custom design services, as well as educational outreach programs. These things keep Edmund Optics at the forefront of innovation as it draws on its distinguished 75 year history to continue moving forward into the bright future of optics always offering great solutions to its customers.

Information about Edmund Optics:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies and image processing components with headquarters in the USA and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Asia and sales representatives around the globe. EO has the world's largest inventory of optical components for immediate delivery and offers products, standard or customized, in small quantities but also in volume for various industries. Request a quote or place your order via phone +49(0)721 627 3730, by catalog or through the website www.edmundoptics.eu, or contact us via email [email protected].

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