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Optimax builds the optics behind the latest breakthrough technologies in aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics.

Submitting RFQ

Optimax excels at grinding, polishing and coating precision optics quickly and reliably. We employ lean manufacturing methods for the production of prototype and custom lenses.

Optimax quotes are structured to offer standard pricing and delivery. Options for a quicker delivery are available and will be provided upon request. This empowers the customer to balance price and delivery considerations, yielding the best chance for project success. All optics are produced to customer supplied specifications and Final Inspection Data is supplied to verify quality.

The Optimax Manufacturing Tolerances Chart provides boundaries for appropriate tolerances for each attribute of an optic.

Optimax will respond promptly to requests for quotes (RFQ) that are within these guidelines, and can deliver as fast as one week ARO, or check out our new Estimator tool that is uniquely designed to allow you to input parameters of an optic and adjust tolerances for prototype optics.

Optimax reserves the right to adjust delivery dates due to holidays. Please review our annual holiday schedule to help calculate the expected ship date of your order.

How to Submit

Please fill out our online RFQ form.

Optimax accepts these file types: PDF, DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, Solidworks, Autocad, Pro Engineer

You may email us at sales@optimaxsi.com  with the following information:

  • Purchasing Contact Information
    • First and Last Name
    • Telephone & Fax Numbers
    • Email Address
  • Technical Contact Information
    • First and Last Name
    • Telephone & Fax Numbers
    • Email Address
  • Manufacturing drawings for each optic
  • Quantities of interest
  • Preferred delivery schedule

Optimax Tools

Cost tolerancing tool button
Manufacturing Tolerance Chart
Test Plate Library
Preferred Glass List
Aerospace Glass List

Optimax Terms

and Conditions

 Before placing an order, please read the Optimax Terms and Conditions. If you are concerned about the confidentiality of your project, please fill out and send the Optimax Mutual NDA with your RFQ.

Sending and Receiving

Confidential Material

To securely send and receive confidential material, Optimax uses PGP® Desktop Email. PGP provides businesses with an automatic, transparent encryption solution for securing internal and external confidential email solutions. With PGP Desktop Email, Optimax can minimize the risk of a data breach and comply with partner and regulatory mandates for information security and privacy. If you wish to send Optimax secure e-mails using this service, please contact us for the key.

Defense Priorities and

Allocations System

Optimax recognizes the importance of the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) regulations. DPAS projects should be identified in the request for quote. From the time a rated purchase order is received to the time it ships, we have systems in place to ensure that critical DPAS schedules are met.

On Time


If an Expedited Delivery is requested at the time of order, our team will assess our ability to meet the delivery. This includes verifying the availability of optical materials, workforce availability, and technical requirements. If expedited delivery is ordered, an acknowledgment will be sent within 24 hours. Optimax provides an On-Time Guarantee. We work hard, but we’re not perfect, so any unearned premium will be refunded to the customer in the event of a late delivery.
Call Optimax for the fastest service in the industry!

Inspection Data Options

Optimax is ISO 9001:2015 certified  and employs quality systems that comply with manufacturing standards issued by American National Standards Institution (ANSI) subcommittee Optical and Electro-Optical Standards Committee (OEOSC) and the traditional US military specifications. For all prototype orders, Optimax performs 100% inspection of the components and includes an Enhanced inspection data package that is ISO compliant.

As an initiative toward green policies, Optimax provides electronic data packets with the finished optics. Optimax offers three inspection data options, including a custom option to reduce costs or to provide additional inspection data as needed. When placing an order, please give some consideration to which option works best for your project.

Verification Data Package includes:
Certificate of conformance download
Verification Data Package includes:
Certificate of conformance download
Melt data download
Coating curve download
Final inspection record download

Note: Irregularity verified with best fit transmission sphere (No Stitching). Data provided electronically.

Verification Data Package Options:

(One of the Following)

Coating curve download
Surface roughness download
High energy laser testing article

Packaging Options

Optimax cleans and wraps each optic to protect it from mechanical and chemical (staining) damage and desiccant will be added when necessary to protect the lenses from staining. The optics are then wrapped and packed into a protective shipping box. If interested, you may select non-contact or clean-room packaging.


Cotton Bag

Size: Lenses 15mm – 80mm in diameter

Cleanliness: Class 10,000

Lenses are wrapped in lint-free rayon sheets then placed in cotton bags.


Lens Paper/Bubble Wrap

Size: Lenses larger than 80mm in diameter
Cleanliness: Class 10,000
Lenses are wrapped in lint-free rayon sheets then lens paper. They are then placed in bubble wrap pouches in plastic bags.
*For optics smaller than 15mm in diameter, gel capsules are available upon request.

Non Contact


Size: Recommended for lenses between 100-300+mm in diameter

Cleanliness: Class 1000

Lenses are placed in PETG containers which avoid contact with the optical surfaces by only contacting the edges.

*Additional cost

Clean Room

Cleanliness: Class 100
Lenses are placed in clean-room sanitized containers that do not make contact with lens surfaces. Containers are then placed in 2-layers of polymer bags that are sealed within the cleanroom.

*Additional cost

Export Compliance

Optimax Systems, Inc. is committed to compliance with all U.S. Export Regulations. Our ability to export* is contingent upon compliance with EAR* & ITAR* as administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State respectively. All exports are subject to commodity determination and, if required, an export license.

The Optimax factory is a secure facility as prescribed in the Optimax Technology Control Plan. Our commitment to export compliance is company wide, all sales, supply chain and shipping personnel are trained on relevant export control regulations. Upon receiving a request for quote or purchase order involving an export, the purchaser will be required to complete our Export Compliance Form disclosing the details of the items end-use(s) and end-user(s). This information will be the starting point for determining what, if any, export controls apply. When appropriate, Optimax also screens suppliers for export compliance to ensure that a project’s regulatory status is not compromised.

More Information

*Export: Any oral, written, electronic or visual disclosure, shipment, transfer or transmission of commodities, technology, information, technical data, assistance or software codes to:

  • anyone outside the U.S. (including U.S. citizens)
  • a non-U.S. individual wherever they are (deemed export)
  • a foreign embassy or affiliate

*Export Administration Regulations (EAR) regulates the export and reexport of most commercial items as well as what are referred to as “dual use” items – these are items that have both commercial and military or proliferation applications. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Department of Commerce overseas EAR.

*International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are the US federal regulations controlling export and temporary import of defense-related articles and services designated on the US Munitions List. These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The Department of Defense Trade Controls under the Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR.

Please note, if your company is incorporated or organized to do business in the United States and your order is to be shipped to a destination within the U.S., then completion of the Export Compliance Form is not required and subsequent export compliance checks are not applicable.

Corporate Information

Optimax operates under our Business Terms and Conditions and Vendor Terms and Conditions. To make sure you receive the appropriate documentation, please review the terms and conditions listed below.

Compliance Information:
  • ITAR (International Traffic and Arms Regulations)
  • EAR (Export Administration Regulations)
  • Dodd-Frank Act (conflict minerals)
  • RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
  • REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances)
  • MIL-I-45208A Quality System
  • Small Business
Registrations & Certifications:

Registered: ISO 9001:2015 certified
US Dept of State: Registered with Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

Encryption: PGP® Desktop Email

D&B: #78-706-4120(Dunn & Bradstreet)

Payment Terms: N30 with approved credit or Credit Card

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