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R&D and Process Development Services

SQS offers Research and Development including Process Development services based on:

  • Strong R&D Department developing fiber-optic components and assemblies, incl. custom products, for wide range of applications in automotive, telecom, health, chemical and aircraft industries, including government, military and other highly demanding industrial applications.
  • Development laboratories specifically committed to the support of particular processes or production lines.
  • Test laboratories for monitoring the quality of output products, material and environmental testing, long-term reliability testing, measurement of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of developed and manufactured components and products.
  • Compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements by ISO, IEC, Telcordia, and ITU organizations.

Technical development, applied research, process development, mechanical design

 SQS manufacture standard fiber-optic components for telecommunication industry, however, its manufacturing share of specialty products and solutions for telecommunications, and mostly non-telecommunication fiber-optic applications in automotive, aerospace and chemical industries as well as in health care, government or military establishments is steadily increasing.

Strong research and development department enables SQS to keep abreast with the leading world technologies and thus to maintain competitiveness of our products in the current markets. It is also a prerequisite for meeting high customer’s expectations in finding complex solutions for their applications in variety of industrial sectors. Many of our current state of the art products emerged as a byproduct of SQS’s driven effort in finding solutions to specific customer’s requirements.

Development platform at SQS consists of free-space/fiber-optic designing, precise mechanical/laser micromachining/dicing and functional validation/measurement/testing sectors. These three-pronged developmental pillars provide for state of the art manufacturing processes and ensure that final products will serve to the utmost customer’s satisfaction. Our broad product spectrum span from large variety of customized opto-mechanical modules to special measuring instruments and sensor systems. The combination of strong development and versatile product spectrum perpetuates quick response to the new market trends and entrance into variety of regional or EU level research projects.

CZ VE M MSQS has completed the "Prototyping" project supported by the program Potential of the Operational Program Enterprice and Innovation for Competitiveness. The company's research and development capability was expanded by cutting-edge machining technology to develop highly accurate, often demanding shape mechanical parts for various optical and optoelectronic components. In accordance with the terms of the project, SQS offers the acquired technology and related development services to other entities. Below there is a list of acquired technology and a list of development tests.

IR Femtosecond laser (including high precision workpiece positioning)

  • glass machining tests by femtosecond laser
  • direct waveguide enrollment tests on glasses
  • LIDT (Laser Induced Damage Threshold) test for IR femtosecond laser

Multifunction CNC machining center

  • tests for the machinability of mechanical parts in high precision (including materials difficult to process, e.g. titanium, duplex steel or materials of the super-alloy category, e.g. inconel)
  • rotational component machining tests which, in addition to lathe operations, often involve a large proportion of milling and drilling operations at various angles, including freeform surfaces,
  • finding a functional and factory-optimized design solution

High precision CNC milling center

  • micron and sub-micron precision machining tests (both for traditional metallic materials, e.g. stainless steel and hard-to-machinable glass and ceramic materials)
  • tests of machinability of the shape-complicated parts
  • Coordinate measuring machine for optical measurement of roughness and profile

Workpiece optical measurements

  • measurements of precise mechanical parts
  • surface quality measurements

Optical measurement of tooling

  • measurement of geometry and quality of cutting edge of tooling
  • defect detection on tooling

Note: Especially in the tasks of achieving polished surfaces and machining in micron precision, it is necessary to pay maximum attention not only to the machine and the used technology, but also to the machining tools. With high machining precision, inspection of machining tools is necessary before being machined.