2019 Survey: Ross Optical Meets Customer Service, Quality, and Delivery Needs

By Chris Toomey | Nov 12, 2019 7:51:21 AM

With the completion of our 2019 customer service survey, Ross Optical is pleased to once again receive high marks for customer service, technical expertise, quality and delivery. This year, 94% of customers rated Ross above average or excellent!

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When to Utilize Stock Versus Custom Optics

By Chris Toomey | Oct 31, 2019 11:32:00 AM

There are many factors to consider when manufacturing optical lenses. From optical system design to production, determining when to use a stock lens versus customizing a specific lens plays a major role in this decision. While most applications can be serviced with stock lenses, leveraging custom options can be beneficial depending on the application. Working with an optical manufacturer like Ross to utilize their expertise can be very valuable when making your decision.

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Hard Lessons in Optical Design

By Ross Team | Sep 27, 2019 11:35:00 AM

In the fast-moving industry of optics, there are often problems that arise and need to be dealt with immediately in order to keep production running smoothly and on schedule. Whether they occur in the design, manufacturing, or assembly stage, problems can prove to be catastrophic if not handled properly. Below, we touch upon a few real issues in all three of these stages of optics and give some advice on how to keep your operation running efficiently.

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Why Ross?

By Ross Team | Aug 14, 2019 11:30:00 AM

 

There are some critical steps needed in order to create an effective optical design. Whether a basic design or complex, it is important to find a supplier that can produce your product in a quick, cost-effective way. Ross Optical is a reliable partner known to improve time to market and optimize your product performance.

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Meet the team: Nestor Sigala

By Ross Team | Aug 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Nestor Sigala joined Ross Optical earlier this year to help with Optomechanical Design and Sales. We sat down with Nestor to discover more about his background and contributions to Ross Optical.

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Zemax: The Software Solution to Find the Ideal Lens

By Ross Team | Jul 23, 2019 10:10:00 AM

When creating an optical system, there are many challenges an engineer faces when choosing how to design a lens. Choosing the correct lens without the right tools can prove to be very difficult and costly. Zemax, a ray-tracing optical design software program, provides designs and analyses for imaging and illumination systems. This allows for the user to view the way different lenses work while providing analysis diagrams documenting a variety of data sets. Zemax is a great tool to improve performance, shorten time to market, and reduce production costs.

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Ross Optical Industries is Acquired by Precision Optics Corporation

By Ross Team | Jul 10, 2019 9:08:20 AM

El Paso, TX, July 9, 2019 Ross Optical Industries, Inc (Ross Optical), a provider of custom, precision engineered solutions for the optical market, announced today that it has been acquired by  Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB: PEYE) (“Precision Optics”). Precision Optics is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments for the medical and defense industries.

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Use Cases for Cylinder Lenses

By Ross Team | May 16, 2019 8:55:00 AM

Unlike a conventional spherical lens, a "cylinder lens" has curvature along only one axis. The figure shows an example of a plano-convex cylindrical lens, which brings parallel rays to a line focus.

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Impact of Tariffs on Chinese Goods

By Ross Team | May 14, 2019 9:36:00 AM

GettyImages-1001502582The price increase is still in effect due to the continued tariffs. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will keep our customers informed of any changes.  

Increased tariffs of 25% were recently announced with little advance notice on many items, including optics, coming into the United States from China. We are already feeling the impact on many of our products and will, unfortunately, be enacting a price increase to help offset the new tariffs. This increase will affect future quotes and some current recurring orders. We will get in touch with any customers who will be affected by this change to share the specifics of this increase on any existing orders. 

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Tips and Techniques for Cleaning Optics

By Chris Toomey | Apr 26, 2019 7:15:27 AM

Ideally, your optics are kept pristine and no cleaning is necessary-- but the reality is that almost all optics will require cleaning at some point. Optics are like pets, when it comes to maintenance: each one has its own unique characteristics and issues.  The first step is to ensure you have a clean, contaminant free work surface such as a tray or hard surface table.  Next, use only clean, powder-free gloves or finger cots.  Always handle optics by the edges to avoid contaminating or damaging the lens surface.

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