Sherpa Design has 10+ years of thermal optics experience. Our cohesive design team can bring our depth of infrared and thermal design knowledge to help our customers discover and deliver their product innovations.
We’ve worked with multiple thermal cores, and we’re proud to be the preferred OEM supplier for SEEK Thermal. If your company is looking for a compact unit that is the highest resolution available at its consumer price point, these units are perfect. The equivalent cost offerings are lower resolution, and lack its higher sensitivity so you can measure better differences and have better imaging contrast. As well, its flexible design is well-tailored for introducing your own optics.
Advantages to working with us include reduced time to market, a flexible & unified group, access to our precision machine shop, and our relationships to domestic and offshore sourcing.
We can take your product from industrial design concepts to First Article builds. We have relationships with optics manufacturers and with our knowledge of the SEEK core, we provide a surprising cost advantage, giving you a lower barrier to entry and lowering your cost for the consumer thermal market.
Our company methodology combines industrial design and mechanical engineering under one roof, anticipating any design issues and ultimately producing successful project schedules.
For our customers, all of this means their products get to market faster.
Our Thermal Optics Design Experience:
OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN EXPERTISE
CMOS Night Observation Devices
Complete mechanical design
Handheld and weapons mounted
Focusable and water tight
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND COMPLETE MECHANICAL PACKAGING
Weapons mounted, custom rigs
Shock and alignment requirements
W/E adjustments for laser alignment
UX design for field operations
Environmental sealing and DFM challenges
Complete mechanical layout and design
Custom Picatinny mount
Core sensor mechanicals, shutter, optic stack alignment for manufacturability
MORE CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Die cast magnesium & aluminum design and vendor coordination
Plastic enclosure and overmold design, button design, enclosure sealing
Thermal management, LED lens design
6 high-speed video cameras, hardware, GPS, racks, and cabling
Received Type Certification for rotorcraft use
Thermal compensation rings to maintain focus over desert temperature range
Design revision for product appeal
Design and 10 prototype build
Red laser pointer
CLIP-ON THERMAL SIGHTS
Boresight alignment to ACOG and focusable
Custom battery packs
MODULAR VERTICAL FOREGRIPS
Ruggedization of law enforcement product for military specification
Modular laser and dazzler attachments
Tight design constraints to navigate
Make your next step, the best step...
Reach out to us about your project. We're engineers and we love to get into the details!