SBIR Innovation

When you invest in OptiPro equipment, you are investing in much more than solutions for precision optics fabrication. You also get the experience and expertise of OptiPro’s team of engineers and technicians. This includes valuable experience gained through partnerships with the Navy, Army, and NASA in the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program.

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 numerous Phase I SBIR awards from the Navy, Army, and NASA, all of which are related to critical research required to develop new machines and processes for manufacturing current and future military optical components. Many of the 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 several different solutions currently available in our product 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. Success Story on OptiPro

New age optical ceramics, such as those found in modern airplane wings or within the hull of a helicopter have to be manufactured with the utmost precision. Creating a machine that will produce these high demand parts becomes an art in and of itself...

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