Date Announced: 06 Apr 2020
Manufacturability is vitally important to optical and photonics companies, but workflow bottlenecks can significantly impact how readily, and cost-effectively, you can meet market demand. Zemax is addressing this challenge by providing engineers with an integrated workflow that enables engineers to work together more efficiently to produce high-performing products on time and on budget, even when at scale.
The sports superstar Michael Jordan knows from personal experience how achieving the highest of goals depends on people working together effectively: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”
This perspective on collaboration applies to the design and production of optical products as much as to basketball. Your optical designers, CAD users, mechanical engineers, optomechanical engineers, and manufacturing engineers are all highly skilled, but they use different products to do their work. The lack of integration between their tools can impede their teamwork, and your overall manufacturability, in the following ways.
At Zemax, we believe the secret to overcoming the barriers to manufacturability is equipping your engineers with solutions built to improve team collaboration and automate manual processes. Improving the workflow and capabilities of all your engineers leads to greater productivity and better innovations on tighter budgets and timelines.
Our suite of products – OpticStudio for optical design engineers, OpticsBuilder for CAD users, and OpticsViewer for manufacturing engineers – share a common language throughout the entire optical design-to-manufacturing process.
These Zemax solutions enable everyone on your team to share complete design data and analyze performance in a virtual model. When all of your engineers can work on the same files in their own environments, you’ll eliminate redundant or manual tasks, see fewer mistakes, and limit the number of design iterations and physical prototypes needed, saving time and money. To ensure the integrity of the original designs, the files are protected from inadvertent changes.
Here’s how a common language streamlines the workflow for all the team members. Optical engineers can see the impact of their designs downstream and make adjustments accordingly. CAD users are able to import native optical design files into their CAD systems, eliminating the need to recreate files. And they can see how different components affect performance— as well as access pricing information — enabling them to make better choices. For their part, manufacturing engineers can access a complete 3D file for their analyses.
With access to complete designs and capabilities to streamline the workflow, all your engineers have the insights and resources to create products that get to market faster.
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