About asphericon

Aspheric solutions made by one source

manufacturing of aspheres

asphericon combines a researcher’s pioneering spirit with the practical ability to implement customer-oriented, economical solutions.

The latest manufacturing technologies, continually evolving proprietary control software, world class measurement equipment and highly qualified employees ensure that asphericon provids over 600 customers worldwide with innovative solutions. Depending on the product, the weekly manufacturing capacity is 500 to 1000 pieces.

We will assist you from the initial optical design, through manufacturing and coating, precision metrology and documentation, to the assembly of optical modules and optical characterization.


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Visionen leben

image_Visionen_lebenExceeding expectations in new ways …

The story of the founding of asphericon is characterized by a vision of revolutionizing the manufacture of aspheric components with completely new technologies which are opening up a degree of precision and quality that had been considered impossible until now.

Visionen leben – Bringing visions to life. With this mission, asphericon is continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible and establishing new milestones in the world of optics.

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… and give proof.

The success of implementing this vision is reflected in the company’s high innovative strength which was already honored by many awards.

Thüringer Innovationspreis 2015 (Nominierung)
DIN Innovationspreis 2014
2011 Industriepreis
2010 IQ-Innovations-
preis Jena
2003 Gründerchampion of Thuringia
2002 Deutscher Gründerpreis
2002 StartUp-Wettbewerb Hessen/Thuringia


Precision out of passion

Perfect in terms of quality and precision: Our technologies and technical equipment enable the processing of various shapes, a very wide range of materials and for all wavelengths.

Combined with high-end processes and applications, unique precision dimensions are achieved. asphericon impresses with accuracy beyond the standards – always new in every detail. Since 2008, asphericon fulfills all of the requirements of the ISO 9001 and gives proof of its aspiration for high-quality working processes.


Technological leader in manufacturing aspheres


  • worldwide unique and patented control software for CNC processing
  • small and large quantities in high precision
  • high precision diamond turning of almost any surface
  • lowest roughness value with asphericon Ångström Polish

State-of-the-art CNC equipment


Certification DIN ISO 9001:2015

DIN ISO 9001:2008 Zertifizierung

  • first certified 2008, recertified 2014 and 2017 to DIN ISO,
    TÜV certificate
  • database system for record of entire manufacturing process
  • we guarantee RoHS- and REACH compliant production

Making it possible

Fair, solution-oriented, foresighted

Right from the start the founders of asphericon were not satisfied with existing technologies and standards.

What drives us is the permanent striving for further development and optimization, pushing and expanding the boundaries of the possible. And the desire to still exceed the high expectations of our customers, partners and colleagues. Everyday afresh.

For us partnership means listening, understanding and active thinking. For our customers we are on the lookout for economically reasonable and technically plausible solution. At least not without having seriously tried first. We look forward to enable your project. Do not hesitate to contact us!



Dipl.-Inf. Sven R. Kiontke



Dipl.-Vw. Alexander W. Zschäbitz


Sales Management


Stefan Klinzing

Sales asphericon GmbH
Tel.: +49 (0) 3641 3100 560

President asphericon, Inc.

Steffen Schneider, President asphericon, Inc.

Steffen Schneider

President asphericon, Inc.
Tel.: +1-941-564-0890