August 28, 2019

The first versions of AutoInspectTM and AutoReportTM are finally in the field, and I'm very happy
with the result. The new software adds significant automation capability to the existing SIF-xM
product line.

Now that O&P is over, I'm planning my trip to Europe to support the efforts at Xonox to expand
Savvy sales there. We'll be offering classes and training as well.
Contact me if you would like to
schedule a visit!

July 20, 2019

Big news for Savvy fans in Europe! We have signed a new distributor!

We are really excited about this small team based in Germany, who will take over distribution in
Europe and the Middle East. They brought a flat demo system with them to the show in Munich
last month and it went really well. I can see some trips to Europe in my future...

Like Savvy Optics Corp, Xonox has been created to solve problems for the optics industry in the
areas of QA, testing, and metrology. They have an established presence in Germany and have
recently expanded into North America, with a new demo center in Fairport, NY.  We are looking
forward to working with them to solve the scratch and dig problem. Please welcome them to the

April 1st, 2019

It's been a crazy year. We've sold more systems in the last 12 months than ever before, and did 12 training
events! The scratch and dig revolution is really starting to take off, it seems.

We've been so busy we haven't been able to update this website in a year. So sorry about that. We will try to
do more updates in the future.

We are gearing up for DCS, and then OF&T in Washington, then OP in San Diego, and then OptiFab in
Rochester NY, so we expect another great year (our 12th) here at Savvy Optics world headquarters.

March 30th 2018

We are gearing up for the DCS show, and are looking forward to all the great products we'll have there to
show off.  In addition to the latest edition of our popular motorized SIF-4M, we will also have the new
LensInspectorTM system and our totally awesome "black box".  This new inspection box is compliant with MIL,
ANSI, and ISO visibility inspections, and comes with an adjustable lightsource and a photometer so you can
dial in exactly how much illuminance the standards require.  Come check it out!

December 5th, 2017
Big news here at Savvy Optics Corp. After working on the problem for more than two years, we finally have a
head configuration that will allow objective scratch and dig measurements on curved surfaces and lenses.  
The new LensInspectorTM is analogous to our popular SIF-4E product with a megapixel camera and all
manual stages, but the system adds a manual tip/tilt stage to allow the user to position the imperfections
under the inspection head in a condition which will provide maximum visibility.  
Contact us for more
information about this exciting new product!

I am very excited about this new product.  We don't have lots of cool pictures or Marcom or anything, but it
works pretty well.  
Here's a sell sheet describing the system.  Thanks everyone for the years of support on
this effort to finally remove the confusion and guesswork in optics surface imperfection inspection.

July 24th, 2017
The IODC was a wonderful conference again this year.  Thanks, everyone, for attending and for all the
superb papers.  Of course my personal favorite session was the one on standards, chaired by Scott Lerner
and led by the great invited talk from Reiner Schuhmann.  Can't wait for 2021 when we get to do it again!

Our inspiring speakers in order: Rainer Schuhmann (SC1), Adam Phenis (SC3), Dennis Leiner (SC4), Dave
Aikens (Imperfections), and Richie Youngworth (SC4).

My view from the podium.  That's a lot of people to come to a session on standards!

February 24th, 2017
We had a great show at Photonics West this year.  Thanks everyone for coming by and checking out the new
software features on the motorized SavvyInspectorTM SIF-4M, and discussing our solutions to the problem of
Scratch and Dig.

January 24th, 2017
Gearing up for the show at Photonics West.  This will be a big event for us, showing off the new booth, and
the very popular Motorized version of the Savvy Inspector.  I'm also excited to be joined in the booth this year
by my oldest son, Nick!  He's a graduate student at the University of Rochester, working on a PhD in Optics.  
For years, Rocky has been helping out with sales, calibrations and certifications, but this is the first time Nick
has been involved with the business since the early days of testing the SavvyInspectorTM prototypes.  
Welcome back, Nick!

November 28th, 2016
This has been another outstanding year at Savvy Optics.  The SavvyInspectorTM project continues to gain
momentum with record sales and shipments this year, and the addition of our SIF-16, capable of measuring
400 x 400 mm optics in two setups. At this point we can really build any size stage we need for large or small

Check out our older posts on the SavvyBlog
Welcome to Savvy Optics Corp
Certification of scratch and dig sets
Scratch-Dig Inspection Products
Optical Design Services
On-site Training for Scratch and
Dig, ISO 10110 or Waviness
Understanding ISO
10110 Syllabus
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Scratch and Dig
Course Syllabus
SavvyInspector inspection station
ANSI and MIL Scratch
and Dig Accumulator
Shortcuts to
Products and
Learn More About
Scratch and Dig Accumulator Spreadsheet
ISO Scratch Dig Accumulator
ISO Dimensional Surface
Contact us to get information on the new LensInspectorTM.
Join the scratch and dig revolution!
Breakthrough on the
SavvyInspector(r) Project!
We now have a manual five axis
system which can objectively
evaluate scratches and digs on
curved surfaces.  Contact us to get
more information about the new
LensInspector SIL-4
D-668 comparison samples
Davidson Optronics
D-668 comparison set

Motorized system demo with autoscan

Introduction to Scratch and Dig inspection on a SavvyInspector(r)

Incoming QA inspection with a SavvyInspector(r)

Reflective part inspection using a SavvyInspector(r)

Demonstration of a full-surface inspection using a SavvyInspector(r)
Check out Savvy's Youtube channel for videos introducing the SavvyInspector(r) SIF4M,
and demonstrating how to use SavvyInspectorsTM for a variety of surface quality
inspection applications
What's new at Savvy! The Savvy Blog
pano of conference room
Dennis Leiner at IODC Denver 2017
Richie Youngworth at IODC Denver 2017
Reiner Schuhmann at IODC Denver 2017
Adam Phenis at IODC Denver 2017
Dave Aikens at IODC Denver 2017
black box
The Black Box
Upcoming classes:

Modern Optics Drawings, Monday October 14th, AM
Understanding Scratch and Dig, Monday October 16th PM
Adv. Scratch and Dig Workshop Tuesday October 17th AM

We are exhibiting! Come see us in booth #715