If your physical product uses light in any way -- that's optics!
If there's an: LED, lens, reflector, camera, laser, or IR sensor involved, then you'd probably benefit from optical engineering guidance.
What We Do
With optical simulations, we can build a virtual model of your system to help fix it, or make it work better -- or design it to work in the first place if you aren't that far yet. We can help with optical design, optimization, and debugging.
It's OK if you don't know exactly what work you'd need. We can tell you how optical science can make your specific product or process more robust. Send us a message -- the initial consultation is free!
Did a global manufacturing headache involving optics pop up suddenly, and you don't have the manpower to sort it out? Send us a message! Root cause analysis is one of our specialties.
Have a short-term need for an optical engineer and but can't justify bringing on a permanent employee? Reduce your commitment and risk by hiring Spire Starter!
Is Your Product Ready for Manufacturing?
Sometimes companies make the mistake of manufacturing a thrown-together optical design that worked in the proof-of-concept phases but was never optimized. Without tolerance studies and optimization, it's nearly impossible to know how close to the brink of disaster your system operates at.
Skipping these steps can result in extremely costly fixes when failures start to occur. However, we can cover you in both these areas.
We're happy to increase the optics know-how at your organization!
Plus, we can break down difficult subjects into easy-to-understand concepts. We don't use jargon to confuse you -- we only use it when necessary and we explain technical words simply.
Check out the Education section on this site and the Glossary of Optics Words for examples of how we communicate. Then, contact us about custom training centered around your industry needs.
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Need Guidance But Not Ready to Commit to a Full Optical Engineering Project?
Of course, we advise you go with a real optical simulation to develop your optics whenever possible! But if you just want pay-as-you go sessions with Erin McDermott for now, you can book a video consultation with her on Odd Engineer here: https://www.oddengineer.com/erin-mcdermott
Or, check out the many other disciplines like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IoT development, thermal management, industrial design, and MORE represented by different expert consultants on Odd Engineer. You can immediately connect with any member on this platform owned by Spire Starter LLC!
SolidSmack Feature with Zemax and Synopsys
Need a basic explanation of what optical engineering is and why you need it in hardware development?
Check out the SolidSmack.com article and embedded video by Erin M. McDermott at this HERE.