Optomechanical components like optical housings require a very tight fit between the cells’ OD and the barrels’ ID. The customers often want a fit of .0002-.0005 between the cells and barrels to optimize the performance of the finished unit. Wordingham has developed processes that work well while maintaining reasonable pricing. Usually, this would be accomplished by having extremely tight tolerances on both the barrel ID and the cell OD of the optical housings. The barrel is black anodized aluminum, so holding the tolerances that would be needed would be very difficult and result in a high amount of scrap. This would increase the price of the part that is usually the most expensive of the custom optics system. Our process has virtually no scrap, and the customer gets the fit they need at a reasonable price.