Dental Wings develops digital technology solutions for dental clinics and laboratories. In 2013, after receiving an Applied Research Tools and Instruments (ARTI) grant, Optech acquired specialized equipment for microassembling optical components that helped Dental Wings carry out projects involving cutting-edge expertise.
Using these acquisitions, Optech set up a specialized optical microsystems laboratory. The lab is used to reproduce industrial manufacturing conditions with a focus on automated micromanufacturing methods, microassembly and quality control.
“The specialized laboratory set up by Optech for microassembling optical components allowed Dental Wings to complete several projects requiring cutting-edge expertise, and its equipment portfolio allowed us to design and implement processes for assembling high-performance optical microsystems. Without local access to these skills and equipment, we would definitely have had to subcontract a larger part of our development outside Canada.”
– Jean-Marc Perot, CTO, Dental Wings
Over the last few years, Optech has carried out many optics microassembly projects in a number of fields requiring high-precision optical components. In the biomedical field, integrating micro-optical devices into an assembly requires very strict assembly tolerances and the development of reliable, trackable processes that are scalable for industrial production.