Optimax is a world class manufacturer of precision optics. With more than 100 skilled opticians and a modern 60,000 sq.ft. facility, Optimax is one of the largest prototype optics manufacturers in the U.S. Optimax produces a wide range of optical components including Optics for High Power.
Our ongoing development, whether it’s innovation in technology developed or business ideology, our research allows us to enhance our high precision optics that we offer to all of our customers and we share some of that information with you in our Technical Papers.
Optimax is proud to have participated in many NASA programs. We have supplied NASA with high-quality imaging lenses designed for position sensing, mapping landforms, and optical analysis.
Controls: Location of mechanical datums, the distance between optical surfaces or a combination of the two
Related Terms: Center Thickness (CT), Sagitta (Sag), Outside Diameter (OD), Overall Height (OAH)
Units: Linear units
Specification Must Contain: Nominal value and linear tolerance
Optimax Preferred Specification: Directly measured quantities
Reasons: Directly measured quantities offer the best chance for repeatable measurements with minimal error sources
Manufacturing Standards: MIL-STD-34, ISO 10110-1
For More Information
Optimax’s Technical Note on Mechanical Attributes