Are there quantity maximums and/or minimums?
As few as 1 piece and, as a general rule, up to 10 pieces can be ordered. Your specific design may allow us to quote more than 10 pieces.
When does the quoted lead time start?
The quote lead time covers manufacturing, coating, assembly (as appropriate) and testing. It begins on the latter of receipt/acceptance of your purchase order and completion of final design.
What happens if the committed-to delivery date is not met?
We understand that your schedule is dependent on us meeting our schedule so we only make commitments for which we are highly confident that we can deliver. If there is a delivery slip we will decrease the unit price on a straight-line basis for each week beyond the agreed-to delivery until the price reaches the unit price we quoted for the standard lead time for the same quantity. Please refer to our QuickTurn Optics Delivery Guarantee for an example.
Is there a delivery guarantee?
Yes – please see our QuickTurn Optics Delivery Guarantee
Are there restrictions/limitations with regard to glass types?
We will do our best to obtain the glass type your design needs. You will know when we quote if glass availability will be a problem. If glass availability is an issue, we are able to review your design and possibly suggest glass substitutes with better availability.
What are the wavelength restrictions for QuickTurn Optics?
200nm – 2.4µ
What are the element size restrictions?
As a rule, at least 4mm and up to 150mm outer diameter. But, the details of your specific design may allow us to make a larger diameter optics.
Is there an allowable maximum number of elements in a multi-element assembly?
6-8 elements is the typical upper limit for the number of elements in an assembly. However, the details of your specific design may allow us to quote an assembly with a greater number of elements.
What if my design has elements that JML does not currently have the capability to make in-house (e.g. plastic lenses)?
Our current in-house capabilities include spherical, plano, coating, metals, etc. but do not yet include aspheric or plastic lenses. If the design contains elements for which we do not have in-house capability we will partner with another company. Depending on the other company’s workload, we may or may not be able to promise a 4 week delivery. But, you will know this when we provide our quote.
Are metals for barrels, spacers, etc. restricted to aluminum or can other metals be used?
In addition to aluminum, metals for QuickTurn Optics can also incorporate stainless steel.
Are there limitations regarding the level or amount of testing e.g. MTF, spectral traces, environmentals, 100% vs. AQL inspection?
In most cases, these requirements will not be an issue. Some environmental tests require days to complete. If your testing or inspection requirements will impact delivery, we will let you know when the quote is provided.
Is this for new optics only? What if my supplier falls short or is late on a production order?
We want to help our customers in any situation where they face a delivery or lead time challenge.
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