Optical Design

Shanghai Optics provides full-service optical design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly to a varied client-base worldwide for over 55 years. Our core expert engineering team consists of 6 top research designers, 12 optical/mechanical engineers/electrical engineers, and more than 150 optical processing operators to ensure a quick progression from prototyping to production.

We use leading professional optical design software such as Zemax, CODE V, Thin Film Calc, and Solid Works, to provide customers with lens manufacturing, optical coating and complete optical design consulting services.

Our optical system solutions can be applied to many different fields such as Biomedical and Life Science, Industrial and Consumer, Defense and Military.

We can provide DFM (design for manufacture) input on optical designs from the very beginning stages to volume production, in order to provide our
customers with the ultimate market advantage.

Cutting Edge Advantages

  • Our DFM (Design for Manufacturing) input is second to none.
  • Competitive Cost and Top Quality Products
  • Rapid prototyping & volume production
  • Solid manufacturing experience and excellent process control
  • Strategically located offices in North America to support customers worldwide


Free Design Consultation

Shanghai Optics is pleased to offer a free initial optical design consultation. Upon submission of your project, a team of Shanghai Optics optical designers and mechanical engineers will review your request. We will develop a list of questions should we need to narrow the specifications. A feasibility study and basic preliminary optical design and analysis will be completed for you, along with any recommendations from our engineers.

If you would like to continue your project with Shanghai Optics, we will provide a quote for continued feasibility studies and/or design time (NRE), as well as estimates for prototypes and volume production.

Prototyping Flow


Effective Prototyping: We are comfortable with low volume prototyping before going into mass production. Our adjustment on prototyping is also very effective.

Process Control: Every single processing is accompanied with strict inspection & QA policies to ensure that each part will fully meet your expectations. All SO processing follows ISO: 9001 standards.

Full Inspection: A final inspection report on all specs per customer’s demand will be provided along with part shipment.


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