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					                                              FABRICATION, PREPRODUCTION, AND SHORT RUNS




Quebec Metro High Tech Park
2740, Einstein Street, Quebec, Quebec CANADA G1P 4S4
Telephone: 418 657-7006 Fax: 418 657-7009 www.ino.ca
                                                                           CHALLENGING LIGHT
                                                                           FOR OUR PARTNERS
INO offers its clients and partners cutting-edge expertise in preproduction and short run production to meet their
needs for prototypes and specialty components as well as technology transfers and spinoffs.

The Production Department was set up in early 2001 by bringing together various manufacturing activities for short
run components and prototypes developed by INO R&D groups and regularly used in production. The department’s
task was to meet INO’s fabrication needs to lower costs while optimizing process control and product quality.

THE PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT’S MANUFACTURING ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:

•   F1 Diode Laser (diode laser hair removal system)
•   “Plano-vision” systems to detect knots in wood
•   Laser rut measurement system (LRMS)
•   3D profilometers
•   Holographic beam samplers (HBS)
•   Specialty optical fibers
•   Graded reflectivity mirrors (GRM)
•   Phase masks
•   Binary networks
•   R&D diffractive optical components
•   Thin film deposits




F1 LASER DIODE                                                                                                 PLANOVISION
INO has developed a compact and                                                                                INO has developed a wood processing
portable laser diode hair removal                                                                              vision system for automatic knot
system. Adapted PVA tools provide                                                                              detection and sorting. To reduce
efficient assembly. The cohesion                                                                                production costs, INO maintains
and complementarity between the                                                                                close contacts with its suppliers and
production services, R&D, INO’s                                                                                subcontractors to ensure a supply
technical services and the client                                                                              of high quality components, notably
assure constant product and                                                                                    in the fields of electronics, cabling
assembly procedures improvements                                                                               and mechanical parts machining.
with the purpose of increasing our
partner’s competitive edge.
INO manufactures, repairs, and upgrades preproduction and short run units to meet the needs of its clients and partners.
The Production Department’s expertise includes product engineering, production engineering, procurement, and fabrication techniques.
Multidisciplinary expertise and a high level of service ensure efficient transition from the prototype stage to a high-added-value
production stage. Team members are involved in all key product development stages, thereby ensuring a successful transition to
production and product reproducibility.

The INO production team is made of some twenty members, including two production quality engineers, three production managers, ten
technologists and eight technical assistants. They have generic, across-the-board skills offering the flexibility and speedy decision-making
required to deal with production issues and volume variations. Furthermore, they are fully trained all along the prototype-to-production
process. INO has opted for a cellular production approach to maximize resource efficiency and meet specific clients’ needs. Each product
family is assembled in an independent and dedicated cell by our teams at our facilities.

SETTING UP A PRODUCTION CELL CONSISTS OF:

•   Developing a production cell and workstations
•   Determining the needs in equipment to be purchased and installed for product fabrication
•   Developing and implementing required fabrication techniques, tools, and templates
•   Monitoring and testing products
•   Maintaining equipment
•   Analyzing manpower and training requirements
•   Developing and adapting management tools to production needs:
    - Planning
    - Procurement planning and inventory management
    - Product costs and cost reduction
    - Interface with the client, product co-management, after-sales service, etc.



Through its main activity in optics and photonics research and development, INO has access to state-of-the-art equipment to conduct the
monitoring and required tests. INO also has the technical resources to provide optimal product support.

CUSTOMER INTIMACY
Our “Customer Intimacy” approach is an integral part of our business model and the essence of our production activities. It is used in
preproduction, shared management, subcontracting, and technology transfer.

AFTER-SALES SERVICE
We have set up structures to meet the after-sales service needs of our clients, such as our workshop repair service, spare part inventories,
and repair training for our partners and clients.

ONGOING IMPROVEMENT
Since INO is certified ISO 9001:2000, its Short Run Production Department operates in compliance with this standard.




LASER RUT MEASUREMENT SYSTEM (LRMS)                                                                              3D PROFILOMETERS
INO has developed a 3D laser rut                                                                                 INO fabricates 3D laser sensors
measurement system to detect and                                                                                 combining high speed, power and
characterize pavement rutting.                                                                                   precision. The qualified personnel
Cellular-type production allows                                                                                  working on each sub-assembly
parallel assembly operations mini-                                                                               possesses a wide range of expertise
mizing lead time while making                                                                                    therefore allowing INO great flexibility
optimal use of the possible resources.                                                                           and exceptional adaptability. In the
INO also provides preventive                                                                                     factory, this product is then inte-
maintenance and repairing.                                                                                       grated by the client into a complex
                                                                                                                 system to which INO provides
                                                                                                                 technical support.

				
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