KONICA MINOLTA

Optics Technology

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Core Technology

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Optical Products

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Core Technology

We fulfill true needs of customers with advanced technologies combining design, manufacturing, and evaluation. Our motto is “To provide the Best Products at the Best Timing”, and all of our divisions work closely together sharing information and focusin

Material evaluations

Ceaselessly seeking for the most advanced materials and most effective application, we apply strict evaluation and selection processes.

  • Resins for optical elements
  • Glass materials for polishing
  • Special optical materials
  • Metals for mechanical components
  • Surface treatment materials
  • Glass materials for molding
  • Resins for mechanical components
  • Molding materials
  • Adhesives

Design

We strive to create the best products, based on the latest research results and years of experience.

Lens design

Aspherical lenses for optical disk drives / Compact camera lenses / Camcorder zoom lenses
Digital camera lenses / Closed circuit TV lenses / Lenses for office equipments Lenses for projector systems / Lenses for industrial devices Near field optical ele

Optical system design

Optical finder systems / Auto-focus optical systems / Laser beam printer systems Optical systems for optical disk systems / LCD backlight systems

Plastic lens shape design

Mechanical design

Camera lenses / Camcorder zoom lenses
Optical pickups for optical disk drives

Magnetic circuit design

Electrical circuit design

Control circuit design

ASIC design

Software/hardware design

Manufacturing

We create innovative products using the world's most advanced technologies.

  • Aspherical surface machining for plastic molding
  • Aspherical surface machining for glass molding
  • Glass polishing
  • Glass lens molding
  • Sputtering
  • Lens mold machining
  • Flat optical element machining for mold
  • Plastic lens molding
  • Vacuum evaporation
  • Ion plating

Measurement and evaluation

We develop and incorporate our own advanced measurement and evaluation technologies to achieve maximum performance and quality.

  • Measurement and evaluation of optical parameters
  • Measurement and evaluation of aspherical surfaces
  • Evaluation of optical performance
  • Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) evaluations
  • Birefringence evaluations
  • System evaluations

Production engineering

We strive for unwavering quality and high productivity to meet market demands.

  • Automation and energy saving systems for molding processes
  • Automation and energy saving systems for assembly processes
  • Automated inspection systems
  • Logistics systems
  • Process management systems

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