Dream's zeroDELTA™ .mirrors, CF & CFSC structures are enabling the future of modern ground, air, balloon, sounding rocket & space with superb next generation price to performance.


Roughly 90% of what Dream produces is custom. Optimizing advanced structures & leading-edge (installed performance) optical solutions for a specific purpose is our norm.

100% of our products are made in the US.

Dream designs, engineers and produces carbon fiber parts and finished assemblies, as well as bubble-free cast glass engineered lightweight precision optical mirrors; from 20mm to over 1m. The interior of our largest composite oven is 3.66m wide, 1.83m deep and 1.68m tall. Both of Dream's core technologies are produced in-house in Nazareth, Pennsylvania (USA).

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Carbon Fiber Structures:
- Design, Engineering (FEM/FEA) and In-House Production since 2003
- Specializing in Low-Void Carbon Fiber, especially Dream's CFSC (Carbon Fiber skinned Sandwich Core) Parts, Sub-Assemblies & Main Structures
- From Small To Large Parts: Dream's largest composite oven 6' x 12' x 6'
- Vacuum-Bagged & Oven-Baked Parts Using High-Temperture Epoxy
- 95% Carbon Fiber Optical Assemblies By Weight Of The Structures (no optics), Stainless Steel Hardware & Dream's Stainless Steel Inserts For The Greatest Performance, Longevity & Low Maintenance.

Dream's CF and CFSC performance is unusually high because our engineered advanced composite structures have been created from the ground up specifically for demanding opto-mechanical systems, not open-market composites.

Lenses & Lightweight Mirrors:lightweight telescope mirrors
- Optical Design, Engineering & Tolerancing (Zemax)
- Engineered Lightweight Mirrors (20mm to 1150mm)
- Finished & Coated Mirrors & Lenses
- Mounted Mirrors & Lenses: Finished Correctors & Full Instruments 
- Capability To Design, Engineer & Produce Standard and Custom Full Instruments, Including Athermal Opto-Mechanical Instruments & Corrective Lenses, Low CTE, High Stiffness CF Housings and Spacers For Corrective Lenses.
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Dream's zeroDELTA lightweight mirrors have both unrivaled engineering and performance because we put just as much engineering in the lightweight mirror as the mirror mount. Dream is also at the cutting edge due to the thin features of the zeroDELTA lightweight mirrors.
It takes far more than a good foundation (mirror substrate) to achieve real-world performance;
"It's impossible to talk about actual performance of systems and of individual optics without addressing how humans are influencing that data." Shane Santi - Dream's founder
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"Your company does phenomenal work. Dream's engineering sets their lightweight mirrors apart from competitors. Your engineering goes beyond the lightweight aspect. You focus on actual performance!"

- Ted Kamprath

True Performance Doesn't Fear Change.
It Defies The Status Quo.

zeroDELTAaspheres have been finished to L/125 (5nm) RMS surface, 2Å (0.2nm) RMS surface roughness, with radii as tight as 0.002% of nominal. They can be finished to a super-polish (1Å (0.1nm) or less), which is limited by the process & optical metrology, not the zeroDELTAmirrors.

8.2 lb independent test head (right) allows testing of optics at different angles and in the presence of vibrations. A modern, enabling technology by itself.

635mm zeroDELTAengineered lightweight mirror & 4D Technology PhaseCam 6000 dynamic interferometer inside Dream.


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Optifab: Rochester, NY. RJ in the Schott booth with two Dream zeroDELTA™ mirror blanks (left) and Don in 4D Technologies booth with the NanoCam Sq on top of a 400mm Dream zeroDELTA™ mirror; 9.5 lbs (right).

Dream creates world-class highly engineered lightweight mirrors with solid mirror-level Mid-Spatial Frequency (MSF) errors, validating Dream's engineering, expertise and paradigm-shifting high-performance, lower cost lightweight mirrors. For ground, air & space.  

A f1.0 Dream zeroDELTA lightweight mirror for aerospace prime.



During the coldest weather in at least 25 years, Dream finishes two more zeroDELTA mirrors in its extremely stable polishing & test room.

European manufacturer receives Dream's 250mm CA fully generated & perforated zeroDELTA mirror blank.

Later receiving multiple convex secondary mirror blanks and 300mm CA primary mirror blanks as well.

Dream casts and fully processes a bubble-free f1.376 mirror for an Adaptive Optics project. The mirror is six times lower in areal density than Hubble's M1, but can be finished with conventional polishing techniques & equipment.

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Text (610) 360-7874 or e-mail info @ dreamscopes . com to discuss your project's needs and the advantages Dream offers with it's technologies for the tight tolerances of truly modern & cutting-edge opto-mechanical & electro-optical systems.

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