OZ Optics gets SMART with $100,000

Federal funding will automate rapid production of micro-devices.

OTTAWA — OZ Optics Ltd. is getting up to $100,000 through the SMART program for advanced technologies to improve the quality of its devices and speed up production.

The Ottawa-based manufacturer and supplier of fibre optic products will use the federal funding to automate and optimize its femtosecond laser direct writing process for rapid production of micro-devices, such as optical amplifiers.

This is the first FedDev Ontario project through the federal government’s joint partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME’s) SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth program.

Manufacturers can apply to CME for funding to conduct technology assessments and adopt advanced technologies, such as robotics, 3D printing and automated materials handling.

OZ Optics also supplies fibre optic sensor systems for remote monitoring of oil and gas pipelines, wells, refineries, bridges, dams and other large structures, security fences and for fire detection.

Its seven product groups are marketed and sold in more than 60 countries.

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