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Edmund Optics Inc. (EO) has been a leading supplier of optics and optical components to industry since 1942, designing and manufacturing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and Opto-Mechanical equipment. Led by a staff of skilled optical engineers and scientists, EO is application focused and pursues new ways to implement optical technology, enabling advancements in semiconductor manufacturing, industrial metrology, and medical instrumentation. Our precision products improve efficiencies & yields and are used in test & measurement quality assurance applications, the automation of manufacturing processes, and research.

Originally a supplier of optics and other science items for hobbyist and educational use, EO refocused on industrial optics during the mid-1980s when market analysis showed that demand for its educational items had peaked. Since that time the company has become well known as a catalog based distributor of industrial optics and related products, as well as a source for much more - including application integration, custom lens and coating design, and OEM services.

Along with our Arizona research & design center, we are a worldwide presence in industrial optics extending well beyond our original manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Barrington, New Jersey. Our expanding international presence includes sales offices, procurement offices, manufacturing facilities, or representatives, in: Japan, China, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, and Switzerland.

EO's engineers are uniquely qualified to provide a variety of application integration services to our customers and can create ideal solutions for your optical challenges by integrating products from our broad off-the-shelf inventory. When immediate use of off-the-shelf products is not possible, EO's engineers can often modify existing products, using our extensive manufacturing resources to create products that meet unique customer needs. Along with our ability to design and manufacture a wide variety of optics and components, EO can manufacture Opto-Electronic and Opto-Mechanical subassemblies to meet our customers' demanding requirements.

Our capabilities include:

  • High Precision Magnetorheological Finishing for Lenses and Prisms
  • Full Range of Both Stock and Custom Coatings up to a 130-Layer Design
  • Opto-Mechanical Assemblies
  • Opto-Electronic Assemblies
  • CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Lens Grinding and Polishing
  • CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Metal Machining
  • Precision CCD Optics
  • Optical Component Manufacturing (0.5 to 100 mm Diameter)
  • Flat, Spherical and Parabolic Mirrors
  • Prism Manufacturing (0.5 to 75 mm)

To maintain higher levels of production quality and accuracy, our facilities feature modern equipment, including:

  • QED Technologies Q22-Y Magnetorheological Finisher (MRF)
  • Digital Optical Design Workstations
  • Zygo GPI-XP4 Phase Shift Interferometers
  • Trioptics Test Equipment
  • Optotech Grinder
  • Optotech Polisher
  • Strasbaugh Four Spindle Polisher
  • Strasbaugh 10J Edge Grinder
  • Saida Centering Machine
  • Yoshikawa Generator
  • Universal Drapers

EO has been a leading design and manufacturing source in the optical industry since 1942, providing a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optical positioning equipment. EO has made substantial contributions to areas as varied as semiconductor manufacturing, industrial metrology, medical instrumentation, telecommunications and biometrics.

We manufacture over 5 million optics every year at our global facilities in the Americas and Asia. If you need it, we can make it!

Take a journey from 1942 to 2012 and beyond, learning how one man's dream transformed his hobby into a global company at the cutting edge of optical innovation.

Discover our stock and custom optical capabilities.

Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Sadoulet, provides his inside perspective on the optics industry for 2013 in this quick video interview.

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