Supply Chain Optics

About Us

10 Years & Counting…

opticsSince 2003, Supply Chain Optics™ (founded as Balboa Scientific) has been serving manufacturers with the highest quality optical components at the lowest possible prices. We have a proven track-record of helping buyers reduce cost while delivering extremely high levels of customer satisfaction.

Most OEM optics buyers purchase a bewildering variety of custom and catalog parts sourced from many different vendors, caused by engineering’s preference of convenience over cost. Fortunately, there is a better way. Supply Chain Optics’ global supply chain of specialty fabricators is usually able to produce all the parts on your BOMs, simplifying purchasing and reducing cost at the same time.

Supply Chain Optics is the premier resource for hi-tech instrument manufacturers in North America seeking to reduce the cost of OEM optical components while at the same time receiving the required quality, delivery and personalized service & support.

We have become a valuable asset to our customers by economically fabricating and coating optics at dozens of carefully selected facilities worldwide, performing the most critical quality assurance functions in house, and passing on the savings.

Let Supply Chain Optics give YOU the benefits of US-based applications engineering & technical support, optical design services, an in-house, comprehensive test & measurement laboratory to verify product quality, inventory of the parts you need on our shelf, professional documenation, secure packaging, and just-in-time delivery from California to your dock.

All at prices that will meet or beat your targets.

Case Study: Laser Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer

The Challenge: A Laser Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer was buying a “catalog” off-the-shelf lens for years…assuming they were getting the lowest price. When the part was suddenly “out of stock” with out competitors, they were told that would be a 12 week lead time on the new order.

The Solution: After calling Supply Chain Optics, the Laser Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer learned that we could reverse-engineer the lens at a lower cost and have it for them in 8 weeks.

The Result: We now stock the lens, and the Laser Diagnostic Equipment Manufacturer is saving money and has access to lens at a moment’s notice.