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Optical Assembly

[Microscope Objectives]
[Projection Lenses]
[Fisheye Lenses]
[Telecentric Lenses]
[SWIR Imaging Lenses]
[IR Lenses]
[Zoom Lenses]
[Beam Expanders]
[Collimating Lenses]
[F-Theta Lenses]
[Opto-Mechanical Modules]

Our optical design engineers are experts in high-res, diffraction-limited lens systems. Using the most innovative in-house metrology, we offer unmatched cost-effective high-precision lens assembly and ensure performance with our testing protocol. We’ll also perform routine check-ups on your product during the manufacturing and assembly stages. Our seasoned engineers will provide the most valuable DFM (Design for manufacturing) advice and practical advice.

The combination of our lens manufacturing process and team of experienced optical engineers enables us to deliver an unparalleled design experience to our customers. Whether you’re searching for a global custom lens manufacturer for high-volume lens production or specific design for application, we have you covered. Our design process features custom optical assembly and premium components. With more than 55 years of experience, we make sure our methodology, design and production practices are perfected at every step. We can deliver laser optics solutions you need for your optical instruments seamlessly, affordably and fast.

Assembly Facility Overview

Shanghai Optics operates 3 shifts per day in our 24,000 sq. ft optical assembly department including:

  • 100 assembly stations
  • Five vertical alignment stations with air-bearing rotary tables (opto-alignment)
  • A clean room with a Laminar Flow Table (Class 100) and an optical isolation table

We follow a four-step process that allows us to reach maximum efficiency. When we take on your project, we’ll carefully carry out each of the following four phases:

  1. Component polishing: Before your components go into optical assembly, we can polish them to ensure the highest surface quality while keeping the accuracy of the surface dimensions.
  2. Component coating: All components are coated to achieve precise transmission level for its specific application.
  3. Bonding: We’ll carefully craft your optical components with high precision. Target bonding allows us to create your product with the most exact measurements.
  4. Opto-mechanical assembly: An optical assembly engineer will inspect every component and review the assembly plans, with extreme precision, care and attention to detail.

To achieve high precision and efficiency as well as trouble-free testing, we’ll utilize high-precision assembly benches and fully consider all of your assembly requirements during the course of the optical assembly process

Optical Testing Overview

To achieve and maintain our high-quality standards, we conduct the following tests immediately after the optical assembly stage:

  • ISO 9001 certified process
  • Shimadzu Spectrometer to ensure ultimate transmission or blocking
  • TIR value measuring
  • Zygo interferometer for surface accuracy measurement
  • Ensuring the assembly accuracy is 0.5μm
  • Dual band infrared lens interferometer testing
  • TriOptics MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) measurement station
  • Temperature cycles testing
  • Humidity testing
  • Salt spray test and other environmental testing

Each test serves a specific purpose according to your application.

Optical Assemblies

We offer a wide range of products equipped with high-precision optics and premium design. From projection and fisheye lenses to telecentric and IR lenses, we’re the global custom lens manufacturer who can make it all. We’re a custom optics supplier that takes partnership and collaboration seriously, which means we’ll work with you from start to finish to find the right solutions.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

Benefits of Custom Design and Assembly

Our engineering teams are dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer experiences. When you choose us as your global custom lens manufacturer, you’ll unlock the following benefits:

  • More than 55 years of experience in optical design, engineering and assembly
  • The most cost-effective solutions possible
  • Powerful optical and illumination analysis and optimization
  • Model light sources, mechanical parts and all optical components
  • Rapid prototyping and fast ramp-up from prototyping to high-volume manufacturing
  • Numerous world-class, high-precision measurement instruments
  • Strategically placed sales offices in North America to support clients worldwide
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