Extreme Opto-Mechanical Design and Engineering
SMA provides experienced design of precision opto-mechanical assemblies. It begins with sensitivity and tolerance analysis of our optical designs, progresses to Monte Carlo modeling of the anticipated production performance range, and corresponding design of mechanical systems that ensure the positioning of the optical components in a manner consistent with the tolerances required. SMA recognizes that the assembly and alignment process cannot proceed successfully unless that process is considered during the mechanical design.
Our designs have included the stable and precise positioning of systems with over 50 optical surfaces, as well as multiple optical folds in bizarre directions.
SMA’s expertise is best demonstrated by seamless integration of imaging systems with matched illumination systems that are carefully positioned to maximize the performance. Our digital projection engines and machine vision systems are excellent examples of these capabilities.
When appropriate, SMA is able to provide motion simulations of assemblies in order to properly anticipate the interaction of complex linkages.