SBIR Innovation: Advancing Precision Optics Fabrication
The goals of the SBIR program include: stimulating technological innovation, meeting Federal research and development needs, and increasing private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal research and development funding.
OptiPro has received SBIR awards from the Navy, Army, and NASA on twelve different topics, all of which are related to critical research required to develop new machines and processes for manufacturing current and future military optical components. Since 2004, 100% of our "Phase I" awards have been successful and led to "Phase II" awards and commercialization to Prime defense contractors. What does this mean? Quite simply, OptiPro delivers consistent results in our efforts to advance precision optics manufacturing technology.
OptiPro's involvement in the SBIR program has helped influence the commercialization of 11 solutions currently available in our machine line. Solutions capable of manufacturing prototype optical components, high volume production of spheres and aspheres, and everything in between. Solutions that will help you increase throughput by achieving faster setups and cycle times, while also achieving the precision optical tolerances you desire. Solutions capable of verifying the precision optical tolerances you aimed for through precise contact and non-contact measurements. Solutions that will help your company achieve more, because OptiPro believes optical manufacturers deserve more.