Optical design

Our focus is in plastics

At Polymer Optics Limited (POL), we pride ourselves on supporting our customers with advanced excellence in optical product design, development and manufacture.

Our wide experience across the whole of the optical industry has developed our capabilities in:

  • Specialist optical design
  • Product and process development
  • Plastics materials
  • Precision mould tooling
  • Optical moulding and product finishing processes
  • Product assembly and electronics integration

Our client base includes automotive, aerospace, lighting, telecommunications, fire protection, security, electronics and military sectors.

POL was founded in 1998, however, each member of our core technical team has over 30 years’ experience in optical design and manufacture. This highly skilled team has gained a unique depth of knowledge and experience to apply to your specific product design needs and carry this through to full manufacturing support.

Our flexible approach enables POL to provide the right solution to match many precise needs, supported by our supply chain management for volume production on a global basis.

Optical ServicesServices

Design and Development

The latest computer optical design and ray trace programs with optomechanical innovation are used to take full advantage of plastics materials. Complex optical surfaces combined with integral low cost assembly features.



SLA (Stereolithography), SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), Clear SLA, SLA to Vacuum Casting, Direct Machining and Tooling options.



Proven optical quality toolmakers are chosen and assisted by mould flow analysis to optimize the tool. Our specialist toolmakers are skilled in optical surface generation and polishing.


Global Manufacturing

Our moulders are trained in the art of optical moulding. Mould flow process analysis and thorough F.M.E.A. is controlled by the Project Manager to ensure quality and quantity.


Technical Development

Our integrated approach to design enables optical components to become part of the total solution, including how they interface with the other non-optical components.


Optical Coatings and Films

Plastics optical components can be coated in poly-siloxane and acrylate based resin blends to impart more robust properties.


Project Management

Every project has a dedicated Manager to ensure as tasks are actioned, the client is kept informed on progress at each stage. Timing plans are used to monitor progress against agreed milestones and they ensure full control through-out the design, tooling, sampling and production stages.


  • Design and Development
  • Prototyping
  • Tooling
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Technical Development
  • Optical Coatings and Films
  • Project Management