Our official beginning happened in the home of CEO Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D., in Saugus, Massachusetts on September 9th, 1982.
What started as an optical engineering consultancy for Polaroid Corporation and Tinsley Laboratories quickly took root in its first Cambridge Mass. location, where the Company developed cutting edge metrology products alongside its engineering consulting services. Steve’s vision was to create a premier product development company that would be based on optics as the enabling technology—and would fill a need for helping bring to market state-of-the-art optically-based products.
Forty years later, we have expanded to two facilities of 50,000 sf in Wakefield, Mass., where we continue our advanced metrology product development in the R&D group, provide in-house optical testing through our IQ Lab™ services, and offer product design and manufacturing—from prototype to tens of thousands of units through our engineering services.
We work on life science, automotive, aerospace, defense, VR/AR, semiconductor, and consumer applications—you’ll find us Anywhere Light Goes®.
Why We’re The Optical Engineering Experts®
Although the Optikos® engineering team is the largest independent optical engineering group in the world—what sets us apart is not the size, but the groundbreaking optically-based problem solving that our engineers achieve each and every day.
We do it both for our customers’ product development and in advancing our own Optikos® lines of metrology products for clients who use our systems and custom modules to perform their own image quality assessment and characterization.
Our engineers team up according to the demands of the job—bringing together specialties not only in optics, but also in physics, mechanics, opto-mechanics, electrics, software, and automation.
We are able to work quickly and dynamically to understand each client’s business and technical requirements, and provide a flexible and scalable resource to help them succeed. And we make sure the project scope and goals meet each client’s definition of success.
We’re pretty excited about our expanded optical assembly and contract manufacturing capabilities, the clients who have grown along with us, and those who are newly introduced to everything Optikos can do. With new engineering, R&D, and IQ Lab™ space, clean assembly, and production staff, Optikos is well-positioned to take on your project and see it through.
“Our innovation in product and engineering development is directly linked to meeting our customers’ needs." Dr. Fantone said. "We love a challenge and take pride in giving our clients a competitive edge—whether you’re a commercial, government, or philanthropic organization—we can help you excel in the markets you serve.”
We are committed to solving problems Anywhere Light Goes® and we’re glad to have you with us!