Edmund Optics® New Polishing Equipment Doubles Aspheric Capacity

December 9, 2008, Barrington, NJ. Edmund Optics® announces the addition of new Aspheric polishing equipment, effectively doubling their precision aspheric manufacturing capacity. This innovative technology enables EO to continue providing unprecedented service and support to the biotech, defense and OEM markets with volume production of both stock and custom aspheres.

"We are excited to add additional aspheric polishing equipment as well as expand our metrology capability at this time. Aspheres continue to grow in demand. Aspheres have the potential to replace multiple elements in any given system, effectively designed and implemented aspheres can save thousands of dollars in the volume production of such products as imaging lenses, medical devices, and night vision goggles," said Walt Czajkowski, VP of Global Manufacturing

Matt Tardiff, Lens Fabrication Manager, noted that, "The expansion of aspheric polishing capacity coupled with the Toshiba glass molding equipment allows EO to offer customers better lead-times, competitive pricing, and a wider range of capability (15mm to 120mm diameter)."

EO's Application and Design engineers can advise on utilizing aspheres in optical design and, as always, their expert advice is free.

About EO:
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. Supporting the R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe; EO products are used in a variety of applications ranging from DNA sequencing to retinal eye scanning to high-speed factory automation. EO's state of the art manufacturing capabilities combined with its global distribution network has earned it the position of the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com.

Company Contact:
Marisa Edmund
Vice President, Marketing
Edmund Optics, Inc.
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-363-1992
Fax: 1-856-573-6295
email: medmund@edmundoptics.com

Editorial Contact:
James Liolin
Lion Associates
550 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: 914-670-0138
Fax: 914-670-0596
email: jliolin@lionadv.com

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