The optics that we create at GS Plastic Optics are key enabling components for our clients’ optical systems. Therefore, we test the molded optics to verify compliance with the required surface form-error and dimensional specifications.
Optical metrology is an absolute requirement when manufacturing optics. Without it, there is no reasonable way to assess the precision of your optical components. Our metrology lab’s high level of service protects you against project downtime by assuring that all parts perform as needed once integrated into your system.
GS Plastic Optics places heavy emphasis on quality and has developed a highly trained quality team that works with each client to understand the key performance metrics for the optic being produced. Once the critical to function attributes are recognized, a quality plan is developed that specifies which features are measured, how often, on how many samples, and by what equipment. These features are then scrutinized during the development phase to guarantee that the manufacturing process is capable of consistently meeting the requirements in the future. Once a part reaches production, the metrology team provides continuous feedback to our production specialists, in turn protecting our clients against project downtime.
To support the above process, our metrology lab has a full suite of inspection equipment to ensure all parts are fully characterized:
In addition to ongoing inspection results, GS Plastic Optics can provide further analytical support to clients through capability studies (to calculate Cpk), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Gauge R&R and SPC techniques.
Our dedicated team of engineers and technologists, working with the most up-to-date equipment, look forward to creating polymer optics that will help to increase your market share and competitiveness.