20 years. 20 stories.

On May 17th, 2021 the time has come: asphericon celebrates its 20th anniversary exactly on that day. Of course, a lot has happened in all these years: Ups and downs, hopes and fears, celebration, disappointment and learning. And that's exactly what we would like to tell you about. Join us on a journey through 20 years and 20 stories! Discover how it all began, what we are proud of and what we have learned over the years.



For twenty years, ‘Bringing visions to life’ has been asphericon’s slogan. But what does the slogan mean to everyone working at asphericon? What inspires, what drives them? We asked some of our colleagues to tell us.

For asphericon, too, the pandemic has proved to be a far-reaching experience resulting in many changes and leading to work in the company being viewed in new ways.

A construction kit for laser applications or a Lego set for physicists: Creating the BeamTuning series and product development at asphericon

“The software CorsS has incredible potential for further development.” Looking back and looking ahead with Dr. Ulrike Fuchs, VP Strategy & Innovation.

What founders of a start-up should definitely have with them during their first summer: a swimsuit, a comfortable place to lie down, a towel...

What do you get when you intelligently network people, machines and the resulting products? "Industry 4.0" is an idea that is already widely applied today. At asphericon, too - and has been for a good 20 years.

What was not possible before now becomes possible: In order to be able to supply high-precision optics for a satellite, asphericon developed a new polishing process with an unprecedented level of accuracy.

"Your lens is better than we can measure". That's the sound of a customer compliment from France - and we earned it. Seven days of thrills until the flight of fancy in Paris...

All beginnings are difficult, or to use Mark Twains' words "The man with a new idea is a crank until it proves successful." How asphericon was able to prove its own idea...

"Jena startup seeks co-founders". What the bulletin board at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and a comfortable pillow have to do with the foundation of asphericon? Find out how it all began.

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