POL’s experience in designing and developing ophthalmic products, enables us to provide precision, impact resistant, eye protection optics for applications such as: fire protection, motor cycle visors, industrial PPE and military systems.
Customer product designs are imported to POL’s design softwares were we adjust and optimise the surface forms to remove residual optical power and distortions, while maintaining the customer’s overall product styling and functions. The design results are analysed in POL’s customised softwares and presented to the customer in an easily understood “functional test” simulation. These simulations allow any residual optical effects to be quantified against the specification and visualised for their effects.
Goggles and visor products are designed to comply with the required European Automotive Regulations, BS EN Standards, Military DEF Standards, or other Class 1 optical requirements.
In addition to providing precision tooling and moulding services for these products, POL also provides coatings technologies to give the product hard, abrasion resistant and chemical resistant properties for harsh environments. The moulding and coating processes are controlled to give the highest optical quality and ballistic impact resistance levels.
Other optical functions can also be added, such as infrared filtering and other light protection filtering properties.
POL developed the optical design, tooling and manufacturing processes for the GSR visor, to provide a high optical quality, impact resistant, abrasion resistant and chemically resistant product to withstand harsh battle environments and NBC agents.
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.
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.
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.
Plastics optical components can be coated in poly-siloxane and acrylate based resin blends to impart more robust properties.
Polymer Optics Limited
6 Kiln Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3JL
+44 (0)118 989 3341
Polymer Optics “Modular LED Optics”® design, based on a patented hexagonal format, allows maximum packing density and assembly flexibility for a wide range of applications.
We have also developed specialist optics for the latest range of high power UV LEDs emerging onto the market. These are made from high quality optical silicone to give excellent UV transmission with no long term degradation. See POL’s Silicone Optics page for further details.
We design and supply a comprehensive range of high quality, standard products for use with most world-leading LED devices
Hybrid Reflector design uses a central lens to collect and collimate the on-axis light from the LED.
Our expertise in efficient light control in Lightguide assemblies, enables a lower number of LEDs to achieve the maximum performance.
Free-Form optics are a relatively recent development which offer a step change in the way wide areas are illuminated by LEDs.
Our "engineering with light" approach allows us to provide product solutions for all applications across the whole spectrum from Visible to Infrared.
Developed tooling techniques enable us to produce precision optical surfaces with optical apertures of less than 1mm in diameter, required for miniature camera lens applications.
Our design approach, using light scattering pattern techniques, have enabled us to provide high efficiency display illuminations with very compact space envelopes, which use the minimum of light sources and electrical power consumption.
Our experience in designing and developing ophthalmic products, enables us to provide precision, impact resistant, eye protection optics for applications such as: fire protection, motor cycle visors, industrial PPE and military systems.
Polymer Optics have designed and manufactured a range of optics for street lighting, to meet both the ME and S class regimes of EN13201-2 in Europe and the requirements of IESNA RP-8-00 in the USA.
Emergency Lighting and Visual Alarm Devices are applications where light from an LED has to be efficiently distributed over a wide area. POL’s free form optics technology is particularly suited for applications which require wide area illumination.
POL can now provide advanced optical product design and rapid manufacture in the latest silicone resins to gain design and cost advantages in our customers’ applications.
Our patented prismatic colour mixing optic was introduced to enable good colour mixing, for narrow beam angle systems, using three discrete LED sources.
Brand named “GloWorm®”, the novel lightguide technology enables the light projected from a simple lightguide to be redirected and shaped