Steel City Optronics

Steel City Optronics (SCO) is an agile manufacturing company specializing in transitioning novel and niche electro-optical systems and technologies from the R&D environment into the field.

Meeting the rigorous demands of commercial and military customers, Steel City Optronics creates products that serve a wide variety of opto-electronic niche technology sectors in a cost efficient manner.

What makes us different?

  • We transition university technologies that are developed by faculty and staff of major universities under contract to the U.S. Government.

  • Transition of these products to a new set of engineers would require significant training and be expensive, and the U.S. Goverment still owns the intellectual property.

  • The "barrier to entry" for these technologies is relatively low once they become established in the marketplace.

  • Number of units is generally low volume.

Therefore, the price point and the barrier to entry for these products are unlikely to support the large initial investment required to transition these technologies to a large company.

SCO addresses these difficulties by utilizing the inventors and developers as company consultants. SCO provides investment partners along with administrative, engineering and manufacturing support.