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Specialized Manufacturing: Mastering the Science of Flat Optics

In today’s dynamic and competitive market, manufacturing businesses are constantly seeking ways to stay ahead of the curve. Whether it’s improving efficiency, enhancing product quality, or meeting evolving consumer demands, the challenges are infinite. Amidst this complexity, one factor stands out as a game-changer for customers: specialization. At the heart of specialization lies expertise. And […]

Sydor Spectrum Apprenticeship Program

Earn Your Associates Degree as an Optician in the Exploding Photonics Industry. Our Apprenticeship Program provides full-time, paid work experience for on-site and classroom training towards an Associate Degree as an Optician in the optics and photonics industry. If you’re committed to developing a career path that includes a place to grow, thrive and work […]

Sydor Optics Overview

Sydor Optics is a custom manufacturer of precision flat-surfaced, parallel and wedged glass optical components specializing in double-sided polishing, continuous pad & pitch polishing, CNC machining and laser machining. Prototype to high-volume products include wafers, windows, filters, mirrors, optical flats, wedge prisms, light pipes, plate beamsplitters, and coating witness samples. Finished optical products go through […]

CNC Glass Machining

Precision mechanical alterations for your custom optical designs and specifications. CNC capabilities include lightweighting, drilling, coring, edging, beveling, 3D contouring, and more. Sydor Optics has the capability to manufacture complex shaped optics using our fleet of CNC machines from Haas and Fanuc.  Our team has developed processes to machine an incoming blank to final size […]

Flat Optics Basics

Flat components are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. From diameters to rectangles, squares, cubes and prisms, Sydor Optics can offer price and delivery based on your individual specifications. There are some areas that we require detailed information from our customers in order to provide them with the most accurate quotation. In this […]

Optical Materials

Double-Sided Lapping and Polishing Double-sided lapping and polishing utilizes planetary action with the combination of a top and bottom plate to precisely grind and polish precision, parallel optics. Double-sided processing is a batch-type process that uses planetary action — generally with loose, abrasive particles suspended in a liquid vehicle — to abrade material almost equally […]

Considerations When Buying Large Format Windows

What are Optical Windows? Optical windows, by function separate two environments for the purposes of either chemical, environmental, mechanical, thermal purposes, or a combination thereof. Windows range in a variety of sizes from just a few mms in diameter to meter-class optics. With optical windows, the key specifications involve transmitted wavefront, cosmetics, and dimensional requirements. […]

Our Commitment to Green Manufacturing

In today’s world, environmental sustainability has become a top priority for businesses. Companies worldwide are striving to reduce their carbon footprint and adopt green practices to create a healthier planet. The team at Sydor Optics, a leading manufacturer of precision optics for the defense, aerospace, biomedical, and semiconductor industries is actively working on how we […]