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Syntec Optics
Map515 Lee Rd.
Rochester, NY 14606
United States
Phone: +1 585-768-2513
Fax: +1 585-768-6099
Syntec Optics develops, manufactures and assembles custom precision optical solutions for defense & security, medical, and virtual reality applications. Syntec Optics also provides opto-mechanical design, manufacturing and assembly services through its co-located affiliate company Wordingham Technologies.

syntec optics polymer opticsPolymer Optics / Molded Plastic Optics: Syntec Optics is the largest custom polymer optics and molded plastic optics manufacturer in North America. Syntec Optics pioneered polymer optics that allowed plastic optics to replace glass as an effective, bio-compatible, and less expensive solution for optics. If timelines are critical to your product development success, we can provide molded plastic optics and polymer optics in as little as three weeks. Syntec’s experienced optical engineering team ensures we provide optimal polymer optics and molded plastic optics solutions for a wide range of applications.

syntec optics microlens arraysyntec optics optical design Optical Design: Syntec Optics offers optical design services. Our optical design team understands your application needs and provides optical system design solutions with your priorities at the core.

Microlens Arrays: Syntec Optics provides microlens arrays with both orthogonal or hexagonal arrangements. It manufactures high-quality replicated microlens arrays. Microlens array solutions by Syntec Optics offer long-term stability, monolithic structure, increased transmission, efficient transformation & homogenization and beam shaping.

syntec optics optical engineering Optical Engineering: The optical engineering team at Syntec Optics utilizes its expertise in custom optics, optical design, opto-mechanical design, molded plastic optics (polymer optics), diamond turning, optical coating, defense optics, medical optics and optical assembly to offer efficient and optimized optics and photonics system solutions. Optical engineering remains at the core of all our products and services.

syntec optics diamond turningDiamond Turning: Syntec Optics is one of the pioneers in diamond turning technology. Single point diamond turning is ideal for small production volumes and creating custom molds for automated molding equipment. With our patented technology - High Refraction Diamond Turning (HRDT); high index, heat-resistant, NIR optics can be easily machined by diamond turning. Custom diamond turning optics by Syntec Optics offer flexibility to our customers, which helps in prototyping and product development. We specialize in diamond turning free-form optics and many other custom optical components for a wide variety of diamond turning materials.

syntec optics optical assemblyOptical Assembly: Optical assembly services by Syntec Optics help reduce development time and optimize performance of your optical assembly project. Our optical assembly capabilities include applications like mounting, alignment, beam manipulation and focusing. Efficient optical systems require carefully matched components with critical tolerances. Syntec’s optical assembly area is staffed by highly skilled and experienced technicians. We understand the critical need of axial alignment and precise optical pathway placement. Our optical assembly staff is skilled in optical bonding and sonic welding techniques to assist our customers with all their optical assembly needs.

syntec optics optical coatingOptical Coating: Syntec Optics uses thin-film technology for optical coating of plastic optical systems. Our in-house optical coating services result into quick turnaround. Syntec’s expert optical coating team is capable of designing custom optical coating solutions for your applications. We are continuously expanding our optical coating capabilities with new technologies and equipment.

Infrared Optics: Syntec Optics offers manufacturing and assembly for ZnS and molded IR glass diffractives and aspheres. Infrared Optics solutions include IR Electro Optics Analysis & Assembly, Diffractive Design of Lenses, syntec optics infrared opticsIR Opto-Mechanical Design, IR Diamond Turned Lenses and Molded IR Lenses.
Established: 1981
Employees: 250
Facility area (sq ft): 80,000
Ownership type: Privately Owned
Steven Polvinen, Pres.
Sara Hart, Bus. Dev. Mgr.
Tim Bechtold, Sales Mgr., Strategic Accts.
Rick Arndt, Dir. Bus. Dev./Tech.
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