OEM Services and Capabilities

OEM Services and Capabilities

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In-House Manufacturing

Thorlabs has invested heavily in manufacturing mechanical components, optical elements, fibers, semiconductors, and electronics in our own facilities.

OEM-Focused Services

Thorlabs' OEM customers enjoy a single point of contact during the design process, dedicated stock, and blanket ordering.

Modified Stock Options

Thorlabs offers quick delivery on both small- and large-batch customization and modification services for many of our catalog items.

Thorlabs manufactures over 20,000 products in our facilities, which total more than 720,000 square feet of manufacturing space in 9 countries. Since our founding in 1989, we have continuously invested in creating a high degree of vertical integration across our product lines. Managing each aspect of the supply chain ensures high quality performance and superior value. OEM clients have continued to choose us as their manufacturer for photonics solutions on account of our commitment to building a relationship with our customers, understanding their application needs, and providing a flexible and seamless design-to-delivery service.


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  • Single-Point of Contact Throughout the OEM Process
  • Blanket Ordering and Volume Pricing
  • Worldwide Technical Support
  • Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs)


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  • Test Reports for Product Qualification
  • Component Serialization
  • Modular Assemblies
  • Software Integration


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  • Scheduled Call Offs and On-Time Delivery
  • Global Warehousing
  • Kanban Stocking Methodology


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  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)

Our Process


Contacting Thorlabs by phone or email to get in touch with one of our OEM Sales Engineers, who will discuss your project's goals and scope.


Your Sales Engineer will connect you with a Project Manager knowledgeable in your field to finalize specifications and draft manufacturing prints.


Your dedicated Project Manager will create and oversee the production process for your item, while coordinating with our engineers and technicians.


When your project has been completed, a Sales Coordinator will work with you to create stocking agreements and finalize your sale.

Our Manufacturing Capabilities

The breadth of Thorlabs' manufacturing gives us the vertical integration necessary to create customer solutions from the component to the system level. Click on one of the OEM competencies below to learn how Thorlabs can help you cross your finish line faster.





Motion Control

Piezoelectric Actuators

Elliptec® Motors

Tables & Breadboards



OCT Solutions

Contact Us for Your OEM Order

Click to Email an OEM Specialist

OEM orders are components or assemblies that will be used towards finished goods, manufacturing tools, or pieces of testing equipment. Contact techsales@thorlabs.com to start the process! If your request for a component or assembly is for a small research project, hobbyist endeavor, or if you are not sure if your request is an OEM order, feel free to contact our Tech Support team at techsupport@thorlabs.com or by phone at (973) 300-3000. For regional Tech Support, see our Support Contact Information page.

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