Edmund Optics, manufacturer of optical components, has expanded its production capability for aspheric lenses, to meet the increasing demands. The company has bought equipment to enhance the precision metrology and production capacity.
The company had noted that the there is a significant growth in the demand for custom and stock aspheric lenses. As a result, Edmund has been investing in the production equipment. The company has also purchased many new machines, such as the Satisloh SPM 60 Generator, for its Pennsburg production facility. This would enable Edmund to expand its manufacturing capacity to above 40%.
Edmund has already acquired an aspheric stitching interferometer (ASI) in 2009, to offer latest metrology for its wide range of customers. The company intends to showcase its enhanced asphere manufacturing capabilities at a number of conferences in the coming months.
Edmund Optics’ Vice President of Global Manufacturing, Walt Czajkowski stated that the purchase of the ASI machine allows the company to offer faster correction and higher precision metrology for various machined aspheres.