APOMA, the American Precision Optics Manufacturing Association, is a working group of top optical manufacturers throughout the United States. The organization shares and establishes best practices for optical fabrication and testing. It also provides a unified voice for promoting and advancing the optics industry on a national and international level. Optics is a constantly changing industry. Here are three new business challenges that stood out to us during a recent APOMA meeting.Read More >
We just completed our 2018 customer survey, and Ross Optical once again received high marks for customer service, technical expertise, quality and delivery. On overall performance, 95% of customers rated Ross above-average or excellent.
Ross has been providing quality thin-film coatings on our optics for over a decade, and last year we announced a partnership with Penn Optical Coatings to extend our capabilities even further. Here are five reasons you should consider integrating optical coatings onto your components at the time of purchase:Read More >
Ross Optical today announced that it has successfully passed the surveillance audit against the ISO 9001:2015 Standard with no non-conformances. The audit was completed by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. This certification affords the company’s U.S. and international customers a globally recognized standard of quality assurance. Ross Optical achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification in January of 2018.Read More >
A "dome" is an optical element that features a concave internal surface that is precisely matched to a convex exterior surface so that the interior and exterior surfaces are parallel and equally spaced over the entire optical element. The most common use of a dome optic is as a protective window from water, wind, radiation, or debris. Chemical and mechanical stability make glass and acrylic very popular materials for domes. Domes of this type are used for applications such as security systems, remote-controlled vehicles (such as the Mars rovers!), solar radiation sensors, underwater photography, and submarine portals. Dome windows are preferred over flat windows for four reasons:Read More >
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 >
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