Thermal Infrared Components

Components for thermal imaging applications in the defense and commercial industries.

ELECTRODEPOSITION is a long standing and highly valuable manufacturing process used to alter surface properties of optical components.

Optiforms manufactures:

  • Cold Shields
  • Dewar & Cooler Bodies
  • Window Housings
  • Thermal Insulators
  • Cold Fingers
  • Band Pass Filters
  • Low Mass Structures
  • Radiation Shields
  • Low Reflectance Paint & Coatings
  • Customized Apertures


Optiforms has achieved 96-100% customer approval ratings. Customers include Raytheon Missile Systems, Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control Systems, L3T Cincinnati Electronics, FLIR Surveillance Inc., FLIR Commercial Systems, DRS Network, Imaging (NIS) LLC., BAE, American Infrared Systems, MIT and Teledyne Judson.


By partnering with our clients we help finalize IR component design to remedy manufacturing issues for legacy, current production and prototype designs. We have the ability to customize our manufacturing process to meet customer’s critical needs and specifications.  


Every aspect of our manufacturing takes place in-house, allowing us to deliver a quality product on time. Our fully integrated CNC machine shop produces our IR Imaging components to your tightest dimensional specifications and our Optical/Touch-probe CMM validates our CNC capabilities. With multiple stereo scopes at 20X magnification we perform visual inspection on 100% of our parts.

  • Machining: CNC 3,4, and 5th axis vertical mills, CNC lathes
  • Electro-discharge machining (EDM)
  • Laser marking and cutting
  • CAD/CAM programming
  • Metrology: Optical/Touch-probe CMM, Zygo Interferometer, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) / Electron Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Hemispherical Directional Reflectance (HDR), Thermal Handheld Emissometer (ET100), Perkin Elmer Spectrophotometer


From our exceptional wall thickness uniformity to our outstanding MWIR wavelength absorption of our proprietary blackening process, Optiforms should be your supplier of choice. If you need just a few prototypes to beta test a new design or thousands of units to keep your production systems up and running, Optiforms is your IR Products solutions partner.

Optiforms Electro-deposited Gold (Au) platings are proven to outperform industry standard platings

Optiforms Electro-deposited Gold (Au) Plating Reflectance Data

Optiforms Black Oxide Reflectance Data

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