Are Off-The-Shelf-Optics Always the Best Solution?’

As technology advances, many industries are finding it increasingly challenging to source suitable off-the-shelf optical solutions for their target applications.

A vast range of off-the-shelf lenses are available, but these lenses are manufactured for the mass market, where unit cost is the dominant driving force. When it comes to an application with demanding optical requirements, such as high performance, high resolution, compactness, or a large format image, the off-the-shelf market will force users to accept a compromise in one or more aspects of optical performance.

This may result in restricted soluble product applications, a bulkier, less attractive product, short product life, or a loss of competitive advantage, ultimately leading to lower profitability. Demand for custom lens designs that meet the exact needs of the customer application is, therefore, rising dramatically.

Resolve Optics Ltd. develops OEM quantity special lenses, lens systems, and optical designs for various high-tech businesses. Resolve Optics' continued growth in a competitive marketplace has been based on a strong track record of innovative optical designs that achieve the desired performance enhancements.

These include running projects successfully, manufacturing production quantities of lenses on time, and achieving the specified quality and target price.

A typical OEM lens design and manufacture process:

  • The customer makes an inquiry
  • Evaluation of the inquiry and discussion of the application
  • The initial costed design proposal is presented
  • The proposal is refined (if required)
  • Agreement on lens specification
  • The customer issues a purchase order
  • Detailed optical and mechanical design
  • Specification reviewed to check that the design still meets all the application requirements
  • Components are manufactured, assembled, and tested
  • On passing all specification tests, lens assemblies are sent to the customer

Drawing on a highly experienced team of in-house optical designers, Resolve Optics Ltd. has built an international reputation for quickly understanding the fundamental physics of the technologies associated with each customer’s product development, enabling the company to propose novel solutions.

This free service has prompted a growing group of small and large companies to work with Resolve Optics Ltd. to develop specialist optics for their high technology products, enabling them to become or remain the leader in their chosen target applications market.

Resolve Optics Ltd. (Chesham, UK) is an internationally respected developer and supplier of application-optimized lenses and optical designs for various high technology businesses. Resolve supplies custom lenses and optical systems to customers in multiple markets but is internationally renowned for its expertise and knowledge of aerospace, space, and nuclear industries.

After receiving a design inquiry, Resolve's talented optomechanical design engineers begin an in-depth review of the custom optics' target application and performance specifications. The team asks additional questions to gain a complete understanding of the project and overall business goals.

After the project design specifications are agreed upon, the client and Resolve become OEM partners with a common goal to create a state-of-the-art optical solution tailored to the client's exact needs.

Resolve prides itself on translating each customer's needs into an optimized optical design, running projects successfully, and efficiently manufacturing production quantities of lenses and optical products to the specified quality and target price. The company's ultimate goal is to deliver optimized custom lenses and optical systems that fulfill clients' needs and increase their competitive edge and profitability.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Resolve Optics Ltd.

For more information on this source, please visit Resolve Optics Ltd.

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