Stratonics is dedicated to developing instrumentation to accelerate and expand the boundaries of additive manufacturing.

Stratonics Sensors Analysis Solutions

Stratonics was incorporated in California in 1992 with an emphasis on physics-based diagnostics in defense science R&D. The application of our instruments and experimental techniques was transitioned to materials processing. Stratonics currently supports industry with our innovative sensor suite, ThermaViz®, developed to provide methods and tools to advance additive manufacturing.

Collaborative R&D programs with leading-edge scientific organizations and industry provides significant advancement and new systems. Access to state-of-the-art equipment and direct interaction with customers throughout development, validates our technology and commercial products.

A concerted emphasis is placed on fully supporting our customers to achieve their goals. We provide custom engineering sensor integration, on-site installation, calibration, training, and technical consultation. Stratonics’ agility and experience results in a cost competitive solution for our customers who include national labs, universities, research organizations, AM equipment manufacturers, and industrial users of AM.

Stratonics was founded by Dr. James Craig as an extension of his work in the development and implementation of aero-optic evaluation instrumentation. The Stratonics team has a substantial history of successfully managing research and development programs and transitioning innovation to viable, state-of-the-art products. Our key capabilities lead to the development of a patented two-wavelength imaging pyrometer. This initial sensor platform was applied to the monitoring of surface temperatures in materials processes and particle conditions in thermal sprays and launched the development of a suite of sensors now integrated to monitor and control additive manufacturing.

We develop and engineer solutions based on the physics and mechanics of complex processes. Stratonics team has extensive experience and understanding in laser materials processing through the use of our experimental diagnostics and sensors:


  • Image-based detection
  • Multi-spectral Diagnostics
  • Sensor Platforms
  • Machine integration
  • Algorithms and data analysis


  • Laser Propagation
  • Turbulence
  • Material response
  • Liquid fragmentation
  • Particle dynamics

Stratronics America Makes

Stratonics is a founding member of America Makes, the nation’s leading and collaborative partner for the acceleration of additive manufacturing. It was established in 2012 and structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, that work together to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.