Strainoptics is the world’s leading manufacturer of non-contact, non-destructive stress measurement instrumentation to the glass and plastics industries.
In addition to the internationally recognized GASP® surface polarimeter, our product line encompasses a complete range of instruments, from simple strain viewers and polarimeter systems to specialized on-line and off-line equipment for measuring stress and other optical properties in a wide range of materials, including:
Medical Packaging & Devices
Automated Birefringence Measurement Systems
Our test methods and instruments may be used with almost any transparent or translucent materials (generally a minimum of 25% transmissivity is required). Here are a few of the applications where our equipment has been successfully used to measure residual stress and/or birefringence:
BaF2 and other crystalline materials
Fiber optic preforms
Special glass compositions