Since our founding, Konica Minolta has cultivated various production technologies while manufacturing units from advanced optical design technologies and components. In recent years, the company has evolved and applied its technologies upstream in the value chain to manufacture a wide variety of products.
Technology for the design and manufacture of arsenic- and selenium-free chalcogenide glass lenses
Diffraction, arrays, and free-form shapes are imparted to mold surfaces and accurately transferred to resin and glass
Invisible microfabrication on lens surfaces provides a highly durable hydrophilic function
Droplet glass mold technology
Unique technology that creates lens shapes directly from molten glass droplets, providing shapes and quality not possible with ordinary glass molds
Various thin membrane technologies
Technology for depositing thin films of several nm to several μm on the surfaces of optical components to provide anti-reflection, bandpass, improved durability, etc.
Hybrid lens manufacturing technology
Technology for producing lenses with a high degree of geometric freedom with excellent environmental resistance and thermal stability by molding resin layers on glass lenses
Free-form surface manufacturing technology
Technology for forming non-axial target shapes that cannot be expressed by simple mathematical formulas, contributing to a reduction in the number of parts, downsizing of products, and improvement of optical performance
Special optical design and evaluation technology
In addition to conventional lens optical design, complex design using polarization, diffraction, and free-form surfaces is also available. High-precision simulations prevent defects before they occur.
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
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
We strive to create the best products, based on the latest research results and years of experience.
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
Camera lenses / Camcorder zoom lenses
Optical pickups for optical disk drives
Magnetic circuit design
Electrical circuit design
Control circuit design
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
- 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
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