We are in the Optics section, consisting of two large production areas: the Flat Optics where prisms are produced for binoculars and for cameras, and the Spherical Optics where the lenses for LEICA binoculars, scopes and objectives are produced.
These optical components – lenses and prisms – are intended to guide and correct light rays entering the apparatus (e.g. binocular, camera or objective lens) to form an image perceptible to the human eye or, in the case of a camera, in an optical sensor.
The optical components arrive in pressed forms of lenses or prisms to the production line at the Optics section. The pressed components already have the approximate geometry of the prism or lens into which they are to be transformed.
The Flat Optics only exists in Famalicão and is a manufacturing area of excellence.