Zygo Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies.
Our mission is to enable customer success by delivering innovative precision optical and metrology solutions that exceed expectations.
ZYGO is comprised of these groups:
- 3D Optical Profilers
- Laser Interferometers
- Nano Position Sensors
- Precision Optical Components & Systems
ZYGO's competencies and success stem from the core values embedded in the DNA of the company – a passion for precision, an obsession with quality, integrity in customer relationships, and pride in everything we do.
We have a large and highly knowledgeable team of experts in the fields of precision metrology and optics who deliver exceptional results for our customers by constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Our passion for innovation is evidenced by approximately 750 patents awarded since the Company's founding. As a vertically integrated company, our teams work collaboratively under one roof.
Founded in 1970, and headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, ZYGO's global presence is supported by approximately 500 dedicated and highly skilled individuals.
In 2014, ZYGO became part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. ZYGO enjoys mutually beneficial relationships with its AMETEK sister companies, collaborating on technologies and sharing resources in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers.
FEATURED ARTICLES & DOWNLOADS
When Failure Is Not An Option
The manufacture of Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) optics requires a rigorous analysis of the capabilities and methods of an optical component design/manufacturing partner. Not all design/manufacturing partners are the same, and it is important that integrators elect to work in a collaborative way with companies that have the expertise, pedigree and capabilities to scale up production of components in an accurate and repeatable way.
Promoting Manufacturing Efficiency Through The Use Of 3D Optical Metrology
Woodward Inc. is a leader in developing and delivering motion control and integrated propulsion systems. Their success can be attributed to a unique approach to applying total system solutions in meeting the needs of their customers and staying at the forefront of the industries they serve.
Laser Interferometery — An Enabling Technology For Optimized Automated Manufacturing
Precision Beryllium mirror manufacturer, Cambridge Technology, explains how the use of best-in-class interferometry hardware and software solutions has streamlined its manufacturing processes and added efficiencies as well as time and cost-savings across the company.
Overcoming Pitfalls When Measuring Thin, Parallel Optics
Driven by the demand for smaller and smaller consumer products and semiconductor devices, manufacturers require thin planar optics for an array of applications. This puts the responsibility on the material and optics manufacturers to ensure the surface of the glass is flat and free of material deformities which can cause distortion and affect end-use functionality. One advanced solution is Fourier-transform phase-shifting interferometry (FTPSI), which enables easy characterization of the front and back surface, optical thickness variation, and material homogeneity of thin plane parallel glass.
Overcoming Metrology Bottlenecks In Additive Manufacturing
Post-process metrology to validate the integrity of additive manufacturing (AM) builds is vital because many parts produced by AM end up in safety critical applications. This article reviews developments from ZYGO that allow for hitherto unattainable metrology results.
Measuring Surfaces Of Thin Plane-Parallel Optics, The Quick And Easy Way
Innovative technology enables form measurement of both front and back surfaces of thin optics, simultaneously.
Characterizing Cylinder Surfaces At Each Step Of The Thermal Barrier Coating Process
Auto engine manufacturers use innovative materials and methods to reduce engine weight. One method is to replace the heavy cast-iron cylinder liners, used in aluminum cylinder blocks, with lighter-weight materials that are wear resistant and thermally efficient.
Precision Lead Angle Metrology
ZYGO helps major automaker implement precision metrology to measure and quantify lead angle of shaft sealing surfaces to reduce friction and improve efficiency.
So Many Parts. So Little Time. The Solution? Smart Setup!
ZYGO's Smart Setup feature simplifies the process of setting up the sample and instrument for various surfaces and measurement types.
OEM 3D Optical Metrology Sensor Solutions
Do you have a need for precise, high-speed, non-contact surface metrology and inspection? Are you an OEM manufacturer or system integrator looking to partner with a leading company with the experience to ensure your success? ZYGO's 3D Optical profilers are now available as a fully integrable solution with a long history of successful production integrations.
Webinar: Precision Fizeau Interferometers vs. Challenging Environments – See Who Wins
This webinar discusses the vibration effects on a measurement using Phase Shifting Interferometry (PSI), solutions for mitigating the vibration effects, and dynamic alignment techniques for use in challenging environments.
Webinar: Precise Measurement Of Super-Polished Surfaces And Case Study Data
This webinar will discuss the precise measurements of super-smooth polished surfaces and present a case study with real-world examples on these types of samples.
Webinar: From Model To Measurement: Using Mx™ Data With Optical Design Software
This webinar by ZYGO discusses the use of Mx™ data with optical design software for optical modeling and measurements.
Webinar: Exclusive “Smart” Features Enhance Productivity Of ZYGO 3D Optical Profilers
This webinar presentation discusses the Part Finder & SmartSetup™ features, the Level/Step tool and customized workspace available with ZYGO 3D optical profilers.
The Woodward company is one of the oldest U.S. companies that started out providing water wheel governors and has grown to delivering control systems for reciprocating engines, gas steam engines, aircraft turbines, and aircraft actuation flight control. As these systems become more advanced, they must be regulated at higher standards. Woodward uses ZYGO’s optical metrology technologies to advance their materials inspection.
Podcast: What Is Metrology, And Why Does It Matter?
Metrology is the science of measurement and foundational to many things from fundamental research. An essential part for those in the field of surface metrology is entertaining different perspectives and transferring acquired knowledge to others who can benefit from it. This not only broadens the understanding of, but highlights the importance of metrology, and the role it plays in modern manufacturing. Listen to this podcast for featured discussions on the importance of metrology and why it matters to research and other applications.
Zygo Launches Latest Generation Of ZeGage Non-Contact 3D Optical Profilers
Zygo Corporation has announced the introduction of its latest generation of ZeGage™ 3D optical profiling instruments providing precise and rapid non-contact measurement of surface topography for enhanced quality and process control.
Best-in-Class For Measuring Glass
Zygo's new, innovative glass profiler features make measuring roughness on super-smooth surfaces a smooth process.
Precision Gear Tooth Metrology
ZYGO's precision metrology instruments help a major automaker implement precision metrology to silence differential gear noise.
Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers
Zygo Corporation’s latest generation Nexview™ NX2 and NewView™ 9000 3D optical profiling instruments precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility, addressing a broad range of applications.
New Verifire™ HDX Laser Interferometer With Ultra-High-Resolution And Imaging For Precise 3D Metrology
Zygo Corporation is pleased to introduce the Verifire™ HDX laser interferometer system with ultra-high spatial resolution and advanced imaging for measuring surface form and transmitted wavefront of high-performance optical components and systems. At the core of the Verifire HDX is a new optical design, which delivers improved instrument transfer function (ITF) and ultra-high spatial resolution for superior characterization of midspatial frequency (MSF) characteristics and high-slope surface form errors, with high precision and confidence.
ZYGO Manufactured Precision Optics Enable Scientists To Confirm Detection Of Gravitational Waves
Zygo Corporation provided LIGO Scientific Collaboration with extremely high-precision optics for its successful detection of gravitational waves and thereby confirming one of the major predictions of Albert Einstein's 1915 General Theory of Relativity.