Empire to Showcase Precision Molded Optics for Medical Device, Other Applications at Photonics West

Representatives at booth 633 will discuss molding, diamond turning, coating and assembly services

Rochester, N.Y. — Empire Precision Plastics, a manufacturer of injection molded opaque parts and optics, will feature its molded and diamond turned polymer lenses at the 2016 SPIE Photonics West exhibition, Feb. 16-18 in San Francisco.

Empire provides injection molded polymer optics, single point diamond turning, thin film coating and multi-component sub assemblies for medical device, aerospace and industrial programs. The company helps customers cut costs considerably by integrally molding an optical element with other features such as frames, tabs or mounting brackets.

"The push to create medical devices that are disposable, less invasive and less costly makes polymers a natural fit," said Empire Precision President Neal Elli. "With design support from Empire, manufacturers can meet tomorrow's challenges while reducing total manufacturing costs."

As a supply chain partner, Empire's process is designed to scale, from prototype to volume production, assembly and inventory. With their in-house single point diamond turning system, Empire can create plastic spheres, aspheres, parabolic mirrors and other optical components without the added first step of building an injection mold, which lets customers meet early product demands on a short timeline.

Empire is also nearing completion of an expansion, which includes 4,000 square feet of white room space and additional automation systems to streamline medical and optical molding and assembly. The company has added in-line laser engraving to its capabilities in order to improve quality and reduce supply chain risk by allowing for improved tracking of medical devices and firearms.

For more information, visit Photonics West booth 633 in the New York aisle.


Empire Precision Plastics (http://www.empireprecision.com) has a 20-year legacy of partnering with customers to solve their most challenging injection molding problems. Empire provides medical device, consumer, industrial and military/aerospace customers with plastic molded parts and optics, from prototype to high volume manufacturing and assembly. Their comprehensive in-house capabilities allow for faster time-to-market and better finished quality, improving profit margins for their customers. Empire Precision Plastics is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certified and ITAR registered.

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