The Elite 100 – where precision optics manufacturers and buyers CONNECT.
Optics manufacturers are producing optics with higher levels of precision, difficult geometries and in new, challenging materials, with shorter lead-times than ever before.
Meeting and Exceeding Demand
Elite 100 members delight their customers by consistently meeting specifications and delivering parts as scheduled.
A New Era in Optics Manufacturing
Elite100 members employ deterministic manufacturing and metrology tools in order to meet increasingly difficult tolerances and higher precision levels.
The Elite 100 Directory
When you work with a member of the Elite100, you can buy your optics with confidence. Find suppliers that meet your manufacturing criteria with reliability and confidence.
The Center for Research Equipment, Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) performs damage removal and smoothing on a BK7 ground surface and a Zerodur ground surface using their Q22-1200 meter-class MRF and pad polishing machine from QED Technologies.
MRF® makes a difference.
MRF® technology offers the speed and flexibility to manage small batches, short lead times and complex geometries, with reliability, consistency and determinism. Specifications are tighter, lead-times are shorter, and quality expectations are higher. Manufacturers must have the equipment and processes in place to meet these requirements.
SSI metrology drives higher manufacturing standards.
SSI technology is a powerful and flexible metrology process adopted by optics manufacturers worldwide. Using SSI technology improves the accuracy, resolution, reproducibility and reliability of your measurements, and in turn, improves manufacturing productivity, efficiency and yield. Intuitive and easy-to-use, SSI technology systems fit seamlessly in your shop and can be used as both in-process metrology tools and final quality control measurement systems.