Custom Engineered Integrated Optical Systems and Assemblies
Complete opto-mechanical design services
Engineered to your requirements
Prototype to full manufacturing capability
Full NIST traceable test and metrology
Commercial optical sub-assemblies
Defense optical systems
By utilizing more than 20 years of optical component design and manufacturing experience, LightPath can provide you with a complete optical solution. Understanding what it takes to build components and understanding manufacturing tolerances can make the difference between success and failure. LightPath provides a team of product specialists, optical design engineers and production engineers to review your requirements and provide feedback on how to most effectively manufacture your lenses. This process will help us understand your requirements and provide you with the most cost-effective, high-performance solution.
Utilizing our in-house source of innovative products such as molded glass aspherics, infrared aspherics, GRADIUM optics, and patented fiber fusion, you no longer have to worry about searching to find solutions. If your design calls for cost-effective aspheric elements, we can manufacture them in-house and typically in half the time it takes elsewhere.
Our engineers work with state of the art optical and mechanical tools such as Zemax®, Oslo®, Code V®, and ASAP® for optical design, modeling and simulation. Mechanical and complex thermal analysis is done with SolidWorks®, Pro/Engineer®, and COSMOS®. Other simulations, such as diffractive and stray light analysis, can be performed and data provided to you throughout the design phase of a custom component or assembly.
Vertically Integrated Design & Manufacturing
LightPath's vertically integrated engineering staff and two production facilities allow us to quickly design and manufacture all required production tooling and enables quick turn on prototype optical components.
LightPath's lens molding equipment is designed and developed by our own engineers to provide a flexible, highly scalable press molding technology that complements our in-house diamond turning machines for high-quality mold production. We also have invested in significant machining equipment for fast production of metal lens holders and similar machined parts. Finally, all products are fully inspected to meet LightPath's quality standards.
LightPath's manufacturing facilities are able to grow with yrou production requirements. Prototypes and low volume production quantities are quickly produced with low-cost, soft mold tooling. At higher volumes, hard tolling is used to provide longer lifetime molds for cost-effective production.
LightPath's two facilities allow for flexible scheduling of your production needs. Fast turnaround and ITAR compliant projects are performed at our Orlando facility. Higher volume projects are completed at LightPath's wholly owned facility in China for maximum cost reduction while maintaining LightPath's high-quality standards.
LightPath is fully equipped to handle ITAR compliant projects. Our Engineering and Production facility in Orlando is ITAR registered and routinely handles ITAR restricted projects. Contact us for more information about ITAR projects.