Whether you need laser lenses, lenses for a microscope or for a camera, buying custom optics is often the smart thing to do. With the price of custom lenses and optics being higher than buying those that are already engineered, however, many businesses and individuals have to think long and hard about their ability to afford them. Especially if they order optics many times a year.
Thankfully, the price of custom optics has fallen in recent years, particularly as companies in Asia have become some of the most popular to deal with when it comes to affordable custom optics.
Price is also just one of the reasons for ordering custom optics. There are several more.
Optimal performance for the lens you need — While you take a chance on performance when buying already engineered lenses, with custom optics you are far more likely to experience optimal performance.
That means if you have been using already manufactured lenses or optical components for specific applications for your business, you are likely to see a huge increase in performance once you are using custom optics built specifically for your needs.
The correct optical glass — When you are tied to using already engineered lenses, you will often find you do not really have the optical glass that you need.
In some instances, you can have already engineered lenses that turn out to be more expensive than custom built ones simply because you have bought lenses made from the wrong glass or with the wrong coating.
Once you buy custom lenses manufactured from the right materials, however, you may even see your costs drop.
Reduced costs — Once you have your optics completely redesigned, you may even discover you save money all across the board. Especially if your redesign includes less materials and fewer parts.
Contact a company offering custom optics, tell them what type of lenses you are currently using and ask if those lenses are what they would recommend.
You could be surprised when they tell you they can make what you need for less money than you are currently paying for already engineered lenses
Complete quality control — As you will work with an engineer throughout the whole process of ordering custom optics, that means you will also have complete control of the quality of the optics you need from start to finish.
Whether that is lens coatings, manufacturing or quality assurance, your hand will be in the process every step of the way ensuring you are happy with the end result.
Lenses in precise diameter measurements — Whether you need lenses for your business that are 1 millimeter in diameter or 150 millimeters, a company offering custom optics can provide them for you.
That often means it is much easier for you to get the precise diameter of lens you need, rather than struggling to find a company that has already engineered lenses in stock in those measurements.
Once you do have that precision due to custom optics, expect to see your work quality improve rapidly.