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Optics For Emergency Lighting and Visual Alarm Devices

Polymer Optics free form optic technology is particularly suited for applications requiring wide area illumination. Emergency lighting and Visual Alarm Devices are areas where light from an LED has to be distributed over a wide area efficiently. It should be remembered that not only is light wasted if it is sent outside the specified area but also if there is more light in any one area than the specification calls for.

Producing just the illumination level required by the regulations over a defined area is where our free form optics excel. Using them reduces overall system costs because the more efficient the optic is, the less optical output is required from the LED. Reducing the lumens required from the LED allows a cheaper LED to be installed and reduces the electrical current needed to drive them with the consequential reduction in the backup battery size.

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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.

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Prototyping

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

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Tooling

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.

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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.

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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.

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Optical Coatings and Films

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

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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.

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