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Optical Engineering Services From Shanghai Optics

The optical engineering services provided by Shanghai Optics is our way of making more than 55 years of experience in optical engineering, opto mechanical engineering, product development and design accessible to you and your team.
We are known in the photonics industry as a premier source of high precision optical systems and top quality optical components, but we do more than simply manufacture optics. Our experienced team of optical and mechanical engineers is available to work with our clients worldwide to design, test, reverse engineer, prototype and troubleshoot all of your optical systems and applications. We also offer offer full system integration and are able to produce fully assembled opto-mechanical systems on request.
Customers who do not have optical engineers on staff have learned to rely on the prompt engineering assistance and quick problem solving our team of engineers can offer, and those with in-house optical systems engineering experience appreciate the sounding board and high-level manufacturing knowledge based mentorship Shanghai Optics makes available.

Design Development

Bringing a new design from the initial exploratory phase of proof of concept to completion requires multiple steps with thorough analysis at each stage, from the initial feasibility exploration (proof of concept) and research of technical requirements through cost analysis and mechanical design to rapid prototyping and, finally, the development of the optical product. Our team is available to join you at any stage in the process. Whether you are designing a medical/bio research device or planning volume OEM production of consumer products, you will find our engineering services to be an invaluable resource for your product/application development.

DFM Input

Our expert engineering team has many years of manufacturing experience and will help our customers optimize their optical system with in-depth DFM input (Design for Manufacturing). Process includes material selection and geometric dimensioning and tolerance analysis (GD&T).

Metrology Instruments and Services

We understand that the rigorous testing needed for precise optical functions is beyond the capability of all but the most specialized firms, and we provide both standard and custom metrology services to our clients. Our state of the art equipment allows us to perform the most precise measurements and fine-tuning, and our experienced engineers are able to provide any measurement analytics that may be needed.

State-of-the-Art Metrology:

Shanghai Optics invests significantly in its manufacturing facility and metrology equipment in order to meet the quality demands of our customer’s applications. Some of the in-house inspection equipment that we use are:

• Zygo Verifire Interferometer (measures surface accuracy of plano- or spherical surfaces)
• TriOptics MTF Station (full optical system characterization & performance specs)
• Shimadzu Spectrometer (measures transmission and reflection date; spectrum ranges from UV-250nm to Far IR-50um)
• TriOptics OptiCentric 100 Dual – for testing, alignment and assembly of complex and multi-lens objectives.

Troubleshooting and Ongoing Support

Our capabilities include not only design services and testing/measurement, but also troubleshooting existing optical systems and providing continuous support for our products throughout their time of use. Our engineers boast a wide range of specialties and diverse skillsets, allowing them to problem solve effectively across disciplines and think outside the box when challenges are faced.
As a manufacturer of premium optical systems, we stand behind all our optical components and provide full support throughout the lifecycle of every piece of equipment produced in our factories.

Scope of Services

Shanghai Optics engineering services include design prototyping, systems design and optical mechanical design. We have experience in both systems architecture and electrical systems. Our services extend to both software and firmware, and we can work with you to prepare product documentation and instructions for fixturing and use of equipment.
We are 9001:2015 certified and our products and engineering services are both tightly quality controlled. We understand your intellectual property concerns and can provide confidential consulting when desired. Please contact one of our friendly representatives to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals in optical design and engineering.

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