Design & Engineering

Our engineering team consists of accredited optical, mechanical, electrical, software, automation and application engineers with expertise in a wide range of microscopy and imaging applications and technologies. Additionally, they have years of experience with illumination, optical imaging methodologies and equipment, optomechanical engineering and performance modeling as well as quality control.

The team collaborates with customers to produce both components and fully integrated optomechanical systems. Its many resources include state-of-the-art mechanical/electrical design software, rapid prototype 3D printers and dedicated optical test and design laboratories. WDI is able to provide a broad range of design and engineering services covering all aspects of developing custom microscopy autofocus and automation solutions.


WDI manufactures both standard and customized components and systems including autofocus sensors, linear lens changers, Z-Axis actuators and illuminators. We utilize modern technology, precision components and world class assembly techniques to deliver modules and systems that exceed the most demanding quality and performance requirements. All incoming components undergo quality control and all finished products are tested individually using tailored quality assurance procedures. When part of a complete system, further testing processes take place. All WDI components and systems are RoHS and CE certified as well as Class 10 SEMI.

At WDI we produce a large number of standard commercial OEM components and systems and are able to easily meet tight deadlines even for large volume orders. Our highly skilled and trained production and assembly technicians are also able to manufacture custom-built components and subsystem to exact customer specifications.

Custom Solutions

WDI and its MAST group specialize in the design and development of custom microscope autofocus and microscopy automation components. We offer solutions to complex applications that cannot be solved with off-the-shelf microscopes or products and systems. Our expertise and experience spans many applications and environments.

WDI offers a collaborative experience with our customers beginning with a thorough review of the performance specifications and application data. We then ask questions and often conduct additional scientific and engineering research to gain a complete understanding of the project, overall business goals and potential solutions. Customers are quickly presented with a best fit and preliminary system design, feasibility study and approximate costs. From that point, WDI and its customers are partners with a common goal to create a state-of-the-art automated microscopy solution tailored to their exact needs.