Whether you need a simple modification or multiple complex mechanical alterations, Sydor Optics can manufacture precision optics that best suit your specific requirements, application, and environment.
Optics Manufacturing Capabilities
From prototype to high-volume production Sydor Optics is dedicated to manufacturing custom plano optics to meet your precise specifications. Since 1964, Sydor Optics has built a worldwide reputation in custom optics manufacturing pairing traditional craftsmanship with leading-edge technology. Our 40,000 sq. ft. facility houses the largest collection of double-sided polishing machines in North America.
Double-Sided Optical Polishing
Sydor Optics is home to the largest collection of double-sided polishing machines in North America. With over 40 state-of-the-art double-sided machines our manufacturing capabilities are endless. From prototype to production volumes, Sydor Optics will be there every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to investing in the best technology and equipment the industry has to offer.
The highly skilled opticians at Sydor Optics have perfected the art and science of conventional pad and pitch polishing, also known as single-sided polishing. While surface flatness over a full clear aperture can be attained down to λ/20 PV, it is possible to reach surface flatness tolerances of λ/40 PV over smaller sub apertures.
Counterbores, steps, slots, holes, bevels, chamfers, notches and more. Sydor Optics has the experience and tools to produce accurate and consistent mechanical alterations to meet your custom designs and specifications.
Sydor Optics can laser cut many optical materials and optical components such as wafers, windows and wedges. Whether you need custom laser cut shapes, patterns or holes, the highly skilled laser technicians at Sydor Optics will meet your tightest tolerances and specifications.
Sydor Optics has a large array of state-of-the-art equipment to measure dimensional and optical specifications. Featuring 13 interferometers dedicated to wavefront measurement and surface profilometry, Sydor Optics technicians are fully equipped to meet your metrology needs.
Cleaning plays a vital role in the manufacture of precision optics, as even a small amount of dust, debris or residual polishing compound can impact the end use of the optics or any subsequent coating process. Contaminated glass optics may affect throughput of the optical system in which they are utilized. To prevent these problems, consistent and thorough cleaning is imperative throughout the manufacturing process.