A Google search for diffraction grating led a U.S. weapons accessory manufacturer to contact Optometrics. They required help redesigning and manufacturing the diffraction grating which was the key component within their new weapons sight. The diffraction grating they were using had proven to be less robust than required, and there was an urgent need to talk to Optometrics regarding replacing the existing component with a more suitable part.
Optometrics designs hybrid grating and filter
Optometrics’ engineering team went right to work on the solution, designing and patenting a hybrid diffraction grating and an optical filter which solved the technical issues, exceeded the customer’s expectations of environmental durability, spectral precision, and optical quality, as well as simplifying the manufacturing process.
Optometrics’ success at manufacturing this key component part has resulted in the customer considering Optometrics for additional component parts and possibly completing the assembly for the sight.