Ross Optical Industries announced today it has hired Chris Toomey as its Sales and Marketing Manager. In this role, Chris will lead the team’s sales and marketing efforts to drive growth for the company. Ross Optical is a U.S.-based and American-owned provider of optical solutions. The company is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 certified.Read More >
According to KPMG, only 1 in 5 companies say that their supply chain is deployed and optimized to keep pace with customer needs. Optimizing your supply chain can seem like a daunting task, especially with the long lead times in the optical lens and assembly industry. But it can have a huge reward in cost savings.Read More >
This article is the last of our three-part series on optical design secrets. In previous
A previous article explored applications of cylinder lenses. In those examples, the lenses were only curved on one side—the other side was flat (i.e. "plano-"). Cylinder lenses can be curved on both sides, though, creating a "rod lens." Rod lenses are unique in that they can be used either side-on or end-on depending upon the application. Here are three examples of their versatility.Read More >
This article is the second in our three-part series on "secrets" that good optical designers must understand in order to become great. These tips are things that you can only learn from experience---or reading these articles!
In this article, we identify some of the supply-side challenges that optical designers face and offer some solutions. This knowledge will help you develop and protect your supply chain.Read More >
This article is the first of a three-part series on aspects of design that are sometimes overlooked in optics courses. Optical design is often as much art as science. However, it is not magic! Like any art or science, skill in the trade comes only with experience and practice. That said, you can save time by learning from the experience of others.Read More >
The optical assembly process is often treated as an afterthought of the design process; however, once a product has gone into production, assembly becomes a dominant cost. Designing for ease of assembly becomes a considerable cost-saver in the long run. Below we offer three important points to consider as you develop a product.Read More >