Your Partner for Optical Manufacturing

Rapid turnaround!
Prototypes to volume manufacturing!
Proudly manufactured in North America



Tom Millen



Terry Vineham


BMV Optical Technologies is an experienced North American manufacturer of custom optical components and systems. We provide rapid turnaround while maintaining a commitment to excellence in customer service.

Since 2001 we have continually built upon our base of highly skilled professionals through the addition of the latest optical manufacturing equipment. As a trusted partner, BMV offers superior abilities to produce custom optical components and systems of the highest quality — quickly.

Together, BMV company founders, Tom Millen and Terry Vineham, have almost 60 years in the optics business. With a commitment to continual growth, BMV Optical boasts a complete ‘from raw material to final product capability. This is achieved by utilizing extensive optical production and metrology equipment, thin film deposition, and incorporating a fully equipped CNC machine shop....all in one facility.

We are proud of our team and our facility. We encourage existing and prospective new clients to visit us for a tour of our operation. We are always available to discuss your unique optical challenges.






New micro lens manufacturing equipment now operational.

BMV is pleased to announce that our new Satisloh microgenerating and polishing equipment is now operational. Already known for our excellent micro lens and system manufacturing, this equipment will expand our capacity and shorten delivery times.




BMV expands its micro optics manufacturing capability

BMV is excited to anounce that we're expanding our micro optics manufacuring capability with the acquistion of Satisloh CNC microgenerating and micropolishing equipment. We look forward to this new equipment being online early March 2016.




BMV to exhibit at Photonics West 2016

BMV is pleased to announce that for the 9th straight year we'll be exhibiting at SPIE's premier event, Photonics West 2016.

Whether you're stopping by to talk about a new project, an existing project or just to say hello, we're looking forward to seeing you at Photonics West 2015.

Exibition dates: February 16-18, 2016      Booth # 4251





BMV strengthens global sales force and presence

Ottawa, Ont: BMV Optical Technologies is an Ottawa based manufacturer of precision optical components and photonic solutions. BMV is pleased to announce that Tritech Ltd will be their representative in Israel. Tritech was established in 1987 and provides a wide range of technical services and products to start-ups and major OEM's in the Military, Communication, Medical, Industrial Control and Security applications. BMV looks forward to continued growth, increased global presence and to working with Tritech’s excellent sales team.


Custom Solutions

From the design phase through to manufacturing, BMV Optical Technologies is your one stop service.

Whether you require prototype or volume production, depend on BMV Optical Technologies for your optical manufacturing solutions. We manufacture a wide range of products such as:

  • Thin Films
  • Lenses - Spherical, Cylindrical, Complete Lens Systems
  • Etalons - Solid, Air-Spaced and Confocal
  • Gradient Reflectivity Mirrors / Gaussian Reflectivity Mirrors
  • Waveplates
  • Ultra Precision Plano Optics
  • Beamsplitters - Cube and Plate
  • Prisms
  • Laser Windows
  • Mirrors - Metallic and Dielectric
  • Laser Quality Metal Optics - Copper, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, etc.
  • Sapphire Optics
  • Ultraviolet Optics
  • Visible Optics
  • Infrared Optics
  • Light Pipes

Ultra Precision Manufacturing

All proudly manufactured right here in North America.

Our highly skilled team with decades of experience, utilize modern Equipment to produce a wide range of precision components to the most demanding specifications.

By Combining many decades of experience and modern CNC manufacturing equipment, BMV Optical Technologies is well equipped to produce the most demanding optical components.

Our on site thin film coating department produces UV, Visible and IR coatings. Thin film coatings are verified using our Varian Cary 500 UV-VIS-NIR and Perkin Elmer IR spectrophotometers.

Flatness, radius of curvature and surface irregularity are measured using our one of our three Zygo XP interferometers. Micro optics are measured using our custom designed and manufactured micro-interferometer. Designed and manufactured in house, our custom micro-interferometer would be a perfect addition to any manufacturing facility, R&D lab or teaching institution. Please call or email for more information on this product.

Excellence In Customer Service

From your initial contact with BMV Optical Technologies, through to delivery of your finished product, our dedicated team remains focused on providing excellent customer service.

From prototype to volume production, BMV Optical Technologies is focused on providing excellence in customer service. From rapid turnaround to cost effective solutions, we deliver!

If your project is at the conceptual stage, our technical team is here for you. We can provide manufacturing options, design assistance and material recommendations as well as theoretical coating performance curves. Whatever your requirements, we will work directly with you to ensure that your project is a success.

If you require OEM components, modification to existing optics, or thin film coatings on your supplied parts, we are your one stop service provider.

From the design phase through to manufacturing and delivery, BMV Optical Technologies does it all - with competitive pricing.




As a ‘one-stop choice’ of premium quality optics for the Photonics community, BMV has received the greatest of compliments from its customers, continued business and growth. Of course as we grow we require additional team members to join our unique company. If you are bright, revel in a challenge and are looking for a career opportunity as part of a dynamic team, then we look forward to hearing from you.

SEND US YOUR RESUME Please note that all resumes should be accompanied by a forwarding letter.

Current job postings

Polishing Technician

BMV is looking for bright, conscientious individuals for entry level positions within our shaping and polishing departments. Complete training will be provided for these positions. The Polishing Trainee will work under the direction of our senior Polishing Technician to polish optical glass and other materials to meet or exceed defined specifications. Glass components ready to polish from either the Lapping or Shaping department will be polished by machine or by hand to accuracies exceeding wavelengths of light. Both commercial and BMV manufactured interferometers will be used to measure and document polished optics. The ideal candidates will have: • Ability to problem solve and work independently within a strong team environment • Strong interpersonal skills • Strong organizational skills • Strong ‘hands on’ skills • Keen interest to learn new skills • Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry • Ability to read and interpret optical drawings • Flexibility with working schedules, including overtime, evenings and weekends as needed Education and/or Experience Required: • Minimum equivalent to Ontario Grade 12 education • Minimum three (3) years on the job training with a recognized optical manufacturer These are exciting career opportunities with competitive pay and benefits. Please submit your resume and a brief forwarding letter to: We appreciate all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted


address: 26 Concourse Gate
Ottawa, Ontario
K2E 7T7 Canada

Tollfree: 1-866-231-1248

Phone: 613-228-2442

Fax: 613-228-4003


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