The Estimator is a unique tool designed to allow you to input parameters of an optic and adjust tolerances to get an estimated cost of your optic. This empowers optical engineers to find the best balance of performance versus cost by adjusting the manufacturing tolerances and evaluating the effect on cost.
The Estimator is also available through the ZEMAX OpticStudio ISO Drawing. Once you are registered, you can use the same credentials to login (see Cost Estimator in the OpticStudio System Explorer).
The Estimator is limited in scope to prototype optics within the following boundary conditions:
- Quantity 1 to 10
- Optimax Preferred Glasses
- Diameters from 5 to 100 mm
- Spheres/ Plano /Aspheres
- Surfaces of R/1 or slower
- Standard AR and Reflective Coatings
For a comprehensive table of parameter limits for requesting Cost Estimates (on this site as well as through OpticStudio), see table below.
The Estimator is designed to generate cost estimates with a standard delivery in mind. The full scope of capabilities at Optimax are much broader. If your project requires faster delivery or more challenging requirements, please contact a sales engineer email@example.com for more information.