About Us

Unrivaled Customer Focus

Clear Align delivers optical engineering and systems integration strategically focused on imaging and lasers systems to clients around the world. Although the company was formed in 2003, our acquisitions bring over 50 years of experience supplying advanced optical engineering, prototyping and manufacturing to the aerospace & defense, commercial and medical markets.

Clear Align’s imaging expertise spans the UV, Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. The company’s laser expertise includes optical integration for communications, remote sensing and targeting, as well as for medical applications. As an SBA, SDB and WOSB, Clear Align delivers complex and cost-effective solutions from space to undersea systems.

Optical Design and Prototype

With the rapid integration of fiber optics and imaging technology, the commercial market has seen many changes. Many customers find themselves facing newly emerged applications without sufficient background in optical design and assembly to meet the market requirements. Technologies and innovations as varied as thermal imaging and fiber-optic detection enable our customers to manufacturing optical systems that were once considered impossible or improbable. Clear Align can help these customers overcome significant technical challenges to open pathways for meeting the demands of their marketplace.

Manufacturing Controls

Clear Align has invested significantly in electronic manufacturing controls deploying Visual Manufacturing ERP from Infor in all locations; Our systems are as advanced as those deployed in much larger companies but designed to be paper-free and more flexible. This investment helps us maintain our focus on on-time and quality delivery with global oversight of manufacturing at all our locations in one system. Our configuration management and change control system currently manages component level changes and authority on BOMS with over 7,000 components or subassemblies. Our supply chain management system tracks over 200 qualified suppliers with annual report cards and risk mitigation strategies that are reviewed by our management team. Our system is designed to ensure traceability and compliance with all key quality systems including the latest revisions of AS9100, ISO9000 and military and DCAA requirements. We believe our enterprise wide resource planning sets us apart.

Cleanroom Assembly

At Clear Align, we deliver high-quality precision optical assemblies by combining key factors, one of the most vital of which is cleanliness. We provide clean manufacturing operations ranging from Class 100,000 to Class 100. Our facility is equipped with ESD-safe assembly and testing stations to ensure safe delivery of your ESD-sensitive systems. Clear Align’s highly trained team has a consistent record of delivering high-quality results with a customer-centered approach that sets us apart.

DCAA Compliance

All project costs are monitored per Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements as defined by Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Examples of controls include detailed labor and material tracking for each project and tracking of only allowable direct expenses on government programs.

ITAR Registered

We are an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered optical assembly house with build to print capabilities. We ensure secure implementation for defense-related programs. On these programs, all staff are US Persons. All technical data on our optical fabrication and assembly is ITAR controlled, including information required for the design, development, production, integration, testing, maintenance, and modification of products or services.

Customers

Clear Align serves over a hundred customers and is diversified in the aerospace & defense, commercial and medical markets from component to system. Customers include BAE Systems, Canadian Space Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, DRS, Federal Aviation Agency, General Dynamics, Honeywell, L3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Novartis, Google, Raytheon, US Army, US Customs and Border Patrol and the US Navy.

Design to Manufacture

The company boasts premier engineering in which each lead designer has over 50 years experience, coupled with state-of-the-art prototype and manufacturing facilities. Clear Align combines expertise in optical, mechanical, electric and software development in one supplier. Our Design-for-Manufacture approach enables ruggedized and cost-effective products to be delivered to market quickly. We specialize in integrating Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions that provide both reliability and cost reduction.

Our well-defined product development cycle provides stage gates appropriate to the defense market for each step of development, including system requirements review (SRR), preliminary design review (PDR), critical design review (CDR), and manufacturing readiness reviews (MRR).

Client Testimonials

Management

Angelique_Irvin

Angelique X. Irvin

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Partynski

Andrew Partynski

Chief Technology Officer

Gregory Bell

Gregory Bell

Chief Operations Officer

Justin_Wexler

Justin Wexler

Chief Financial Officer

Markets

Defense  -  Aerospace -  Commercial  -  Medical

Defense

With AS9100 quality management system, Enterprise Resource Planning controls, online project management, and all-electronic build documentation and quality data recording, Clear Align is an ideal partner to design and manufacture systems for high reliability, rugged applications. Extensive technical experience and background in optics, imaging, lasers, and optoelectronics ensure a high level of confidence for military and aerospace requirements.

Imaging and Laser Systems for Defense

Examples of ISR Solutions

  • Laser-based sensor and rangefinders
  • Helmet-mounted displays
  • Long-range surveillance systems
  • Multispectral fusion imaging devices

Aerospace

Clear Align’s roots are firmly in the Aerospace market, and provides state-of-the-art Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions used to detect threats and defend our nation. The company in an established leader in space qualified fiber optic systems and components. Whether you need high-precision fiber optics or complete turn-key optical sensing systems for UAV applications, Clear Align can deliver. Talk to Clear Align during any phase of your product’s lifecycle — concept, design, prototyping, volume production — and you will find a highly capable and talented engineering team willing and able to meet your objectives.

Imaging and Laser Systems for Aerospace

Examples of Flight and Satellite Applications

  • Fiber-optic components and systems for satellite applications
  • Laser-based sensor
  • Infrared sensors for flight applications
  • Multispectral imaging systems for unmanned vehicles
  • Helmet-mounted displays

Commercial Imaging

A wide variety of off-the-shelf and pre-engineered solutions for lenses and systems in visible and infrared provides cost effective ways to address industrial imaging applications such as machine vision, security, and scientific applications. We can design and build custom solutions to address any commercial applications.

Medical

Optical solutions solve many of today’s medical challenges. Our custom design to manufacturing services are well suited for the critical needs in medical imaging applications. We design and manufacture a wide variety of surgical and analysis tools that incorporate optoelectronics. Additionally, we can support you the FDA approval process with design analysis and environmental qualification services. Examples of products we support include sensors for robotic surgical tools, boroscopes, optical imagery systems in a variety of wavelengths from UV to SWIR for cancer detection, in-vivo sensor for surgical applications, and full medical detection systems delivering more advanced analysis. Additionally many of the leading medical device companies rely on our precision optical components for reliability and consistency.

Advanced Medical Solutions

Examples of Medical Applications

  • Imaging for Robotic Surgical Systems
  • Imagers for Ophthalmic Lasers Surgery
  • Telecentric Lenses for Automated Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • SWIR systems for Cancer Detection      
  • Optics for Measurements of Microfluidic Assays and Cell Analysis