You have spent the time and effort to create a precision lens or mirror.  Now it’s time to mount it.  Insufficient opto-mechanical design can ruin the most precise optical component.

Optical Systems Engineering Group has the experience and tools to turn the most precise optical components into a robust, well aligned optical system.  A cross section of our Opto-Mechancial experience includes:

  • Camera Lens Assemblies
  • Telescopes Structures
  • Multi-position cuvettes for testing ophthalmic lenses
  • Comprehensive, optics-based medical analyzers
  • Ruggedized enclosures for air-borne imaging systems
  • Mounting hardware for laser machining applications
  • Blocking equipment for high-volume precision polishing machines
  • Production Interferometers.

Optical Systems Engineering Group
3390 Kori Rd.

Suite #1
Jacksonville, FL 32257

   (904) 374-2379

Dan Riall
Director, Opto-Mechanical Engineering


Opto-Mechnical Design Engineering

The first and most critical step in the design process is to fully understand what the customer wants.  We do not expect that the customer is always able to articulate the technical details.  That is why we spend as much time as necessary upfront, asking questions, until we are sure we understand the customer’s requirements.  Those requirements can be extensive and include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Optical Performance Requirements, usually developed in conjunction with our Optical Design & Engineering Team
  • Spacing and Alignment Requirements for the completed optical assembly
  • Materials Requirements
  • Packaging Requirements including Minimum and Maximum Sizes and Weight
  • Environmental Criteria including Vibration, Shock, and Thermal Soak
  • Cost, Production Volume, and Schedule Requirements

The Design team then uses state-of-the-art tools such as SolidWorks to create the structures and tools to fully meet the customer’s requirements.  A Systems Engineering approach is used, even if just for a single component:

  • Requirements Documents and Specifications are created and reviewed with the customer
  • Engineering Trade Studies and Tolerance Budgets are established and reviewed with the customer
  • A Compliance Matrix is created and provided to the customer
  • Thorough Optical and Opto-Mechanical Designs and Analyses are completed in as timely and efficient manner as possible.
  • Manufacturability Assessments
  • Metrology Design and Development and Test Data Analyses
  • Full Reporting is provided to the customer, including all Design Files, Drawings, Engineering Analyses, Manufacturability Assessments, and Metrology Recommendations.
  • Regular and frequent communication with our customers is essential in preventing surprises in technical issues, costs and schedules.

We are partnered with several High-Tech Optical Companies and Leading Universities and can recommend locations for:

  • Components Prototyping
  • Components Manufacturing in a variety of materials including mineral glass, optical quality injection molded polymers, mold tooling for injection molded optical components, and direct free-form fabrication of organic lenses
  • System Assembly
  • Metrology Systems 

Or we can manage those activities for our customers.

And, Optical Systems Engineering Group can provide independent technical reviews for customers needing a fresh set of experienced eyes for existing designs.

Contact us for your most demanding Opto-Mechanical Engineering needs.