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OEM optics: Custom optics for OEMs

It can be hard to source custom optics for your products. There are many different OEMs, factories, and manufacturing methods. In this article, we will take a closer look at how Addoptics can help you with custom optics for OEMs. OEM optics vs third-party vendors An...

Optical components manufacturing: in need of optical components?

Since the start of this century, optical component manufacturing has significantly changed. Not only the components that are being made have changed, but also the approach on how to manufacture those components. Previously passive image-forming optical components...

Optics fabrication: Developments & Challenges

In this article, we will take a closer look at the developments, challenges, and expectations within the optics industry. The evolution of optics fabrication The optics industry has changed quite a bit and continues to do so. Let’s take a closer look at how demand for...

Manufacturing & prototyping custom optical lenses

Custom optical lens prototyping and manufacturing can be a time-consuming and costly endeavor. High upfront investments are most likely required before you even hold a physical prototype in your hands. Even worse, custom optical lens prototyping with conventional...

Improve safety and comfort with custom automotive lenses

Requirements for vehicle comfort and road safety continue to increase. As such the demand for driver assistance systems, based on machine vision and camera technology, also increases. Automotive optics are indispensable for features like lane departure assistance and...

What is refractive index?

The refractive index (also known as the index of refraction) is defined as the quotient of the speed of light as it passes through two media. It is a dimensionless number that depends on the temperature and wavelength of the beam of light. “Refractive index describes...

Imaging optics explained: applications, examples and prototyping

What are imaging optics? Imaging optics are optical components that allow humans or machines to use light for vision. Applications of imaging optics include life sciences and machine vision, among others. Over the past few decades imaging technology has vastly...

Applications of aspheric optics

Earlier we wrote about the best technologies for custom aspheric optics manufacturing. In today’s article we will take a closer look at some of the traditional applications of aspheric optics. But first, a short recap, what are aspheric optics? What are aspheric...