Optical Design

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Are you looking for a reliable partner in optical lens design? Do you need custom optics designed for manufacturability? At Shanghai Optics, we meet the challenges of designing optics solutions with our extensive experience and design for manufacturing knowledge. Companies from a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical, biomedical, life science, industrial, consumer and defense depend on us for the best in DFM, prototyping and production of custom lenses. We invite you to partner with us to move your optical products to market as quickly and painlessly as possible!

custom optical design
custom optical design

Optical Lenses Designed for Manufacturing

When you are designing optical components, it’s not enough to make products that work. Every optical solution should do more than just meet form and function -it has to meet feasibility criteria for production in reasonable quantities for the target market. When you select a company for optical design, it pays to work with someone who understands not only design but manufacturability. Shanghai Optics is great at optical lens design, but just as importantly, we are manufacturers, so our engineers understand the manufacturing process and build cost-savings right into the design.

custom projector lens with light
custom projector lens

ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) Optical Design

Many of our customers rely on us to provide design support and manufacturing of lenses while retaining their own branding. For example, a home planetarium projector manufacturer came to us with a request to reverse engineer a high-quality projection lens. Our engineering design team went beyond just re-creating the lens and created an even better performing one. Our customer retained the branding and successfully brought the enhanced projector to market.

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Optics Design

Are you an OEM in need of optics design assistance? We can help you optimize your lens design for manufacturability (DFM) and make your lens in production quantities with your branding. Our DFM input will cover materials selection, geometric dimensioning and tolerance analysis to GD&T standards. You’ll have a specification that’s easy to read, reasonable to manufacture and meets your customer’s objectives without over-engineering.

The Shanghai Optics Advantage for Optical Lens Design

  • Free consultation and preliminary feasibility study
  • Professional DFM (design for manufacturing) for economical production
  • Both rapid prototyping and volume production capabilities
  • Local support from offices around the country
  • Top quality with competitive pricing

Our optical engineers understand your need to design products that meet or exceed requirements and can be made cost-effectively. We look forward to partnering with you and ask the right questions to develop an optical design feasibility study, as well as estimates for prototype and volume production. Contact us today for your free consultation.


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