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Optec is the Italian firm reference leader in optical, optoelectronic and optomechanic sector, in Europe and in the world.


Optec provides to its customers a variety of consulence services, such as:

Optical design

Optec uses two different software in order to have a double feedback during the design phase. From the collaboration between the optical departments and computer programmers CAOD (Computer Aided Optical Design) named Horus was born, which was developed in-house, capable to interface to other programs to perform arithmetic functions, optimization, simulation and analysis specifically dedicated to optical systems. HORUS is the result of the significant experiences that Optec made over the years in the optical and computing fields. An optical design software most widely used, Zemax (currently used in EE Professional 2013 version) has been accompanied to HORUS for the last ten years. Zemax 13 is able to simulate many optical systems, such as standard lenses, telescopes, microscopes, fiber optics, laser cavity, prisms, beam-splitters and many other applications of optical technology. A rich set of functions is able to analyze and optimize complex systems composed of a large number of surfaces, simulating manufacturing tolerances, assembly, and more.

Optical design Optec

Mechanical design

Optec uses the whole Autodesk package: starting from Autocad 2D, where the first few feasibility studies occur to switch to Autodesk Inventor 3D for design final. The finalization of the system occurs with a detailed analysis using Finite Element software Autodesk ® Simulation. The software provides a range of mechanical simulation tools that help Optec engineers to take decisions during the trial phase of the design process. The software supports multiple CAD environments and tools for modeling large finite elements with the aim of helping to correctly define the design criteria and to accurately predict product performance. Optec uses Autodesk ® Multiphysics Simulation Software to validate and optimize designs before manufacturing, increasing efficiency, minimizing the need for physical prototypes, reducing costs and errors.

Mechanical design Optec

Finite element analyses (FEA)

Optec uses Autodesk® Simulation Multiphysics that allows to deeply analyze the static and non.-static characteristics of the product. Optec is able to furnish finite element analyses that allow the study of mechanical stress of the materials (static, dinamic, linear, non-linear, vibration, etc.). Structural analysis and reports can be furnished. The versatility and computing power of software Autodesk® allows to Optec engineers to furnish detailed physical data starting from the boundary conditions sent by the customer. In addition, Optec is able to analyze the result not only from a mechanical and structural point of view, but also from an optical point of view.

Finite element analyses (FEA) Optec

Electronic design

Optec uses the entire package OrCAD and PSpice to manage all phases of the engineering process. Starting from drawings made in OrCAD Capture it's possible to obtain accurate and detailed simulations of the behavior of electronic systems. In this way, it is possible to test virtually every circuit in various conditions of operation up to the limits of stability in order to ensure always reliable and efficient systems for each type of application. To close the whole design phase, through the package OrCAD is also implemented the circuits on a PCB in order to have compact and optimized layout.

Electronic design

Reverse Engineering

Nowadays it's easy to lose customers or suppliers even with instruments not yet completed and without the chance to get more information about it. It means to abort the entire project beacuse the develop of the system is impossible and the system itself is going to become obsolete. It means also that more money should be invested to design and produce a new system. This brings to a waste of money and time. Thanks to decades of experience, Optec is able to faithfully reproduce any lenses using reverse enginering, both of mechanical and optical parts.

Reverse Engineering Optec

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Optical Measures

Optec is able to measure and certified any lenses using the instruments of its own laboratory and the one of his parners in OpticaGroup. Here after, the available instruments are listed:




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Optical Measures
Optical Measures

Assembly and calibration systems

Optec is able to calibrate any optical system using its know-how and its own strumentation. In particolar, Optec is able to calibrate and align sensors and other instruments using real-time methods and proprietary software. Optec is able to calibrate complex optical systems, both dioptric and catadioptric using technologies and techniques implemented for its own products.

Assemblaggio e taratura sistemi Optec

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Assembly in ISO 5 clean room

For years, Optec has performed the alignment and and the gluing of its multispectral lenses (and multichanenel cameras). The entire process has been performed in clean room that annually gets ISO 6 certifcation. The increasing implication in space compliant projects has led to an improvement of the clean room and now Optec has a ISO 5 clean room, where the test and the alignment of optical systems with very strict requirments in terms of cleanliness and contamination.

Assembly in ISO 5 clean room Optec