Volume Production

Shanghai Optics has over 55 years of experience in optical design, engineering and assembly.

We specialize in custom lens (optical/mechanical) design, optical component fabrication, coating production and precision assembly from prototyping to volume production.

Our team can provide plans for multi-modality imaging and illuminating systems from design, tooling and testing to production.

At the prototyping stage, our team of engineers and operators study the process in great detail and provide in-depth analysis when we ramp up to volume production.

Shanghai Optics takes full advantage of China’s huge pool of great optics manufacturing talents and price competitive production environment, making it possible to speed up the prototyping to volume production process.

Shanghai Optics engineering and production teams strictly adhere to ISO 9001 standards. Our engineers, on-line operators and inspection workers have regular training and exams to ensure that the entire factory operates strictly under ISO 9001 requirements.

Standard manufacturing procedures are rigorously implemented from prototyping to volume production.

Shanghai Optics engineers have mastered the comprehensive production technology in the entire production process. We have faced different design and manufacturing challenges with all types of applications for the last 53 years and continue to do so every working day. The accumulation of knowledge, experience and expertise sets the solid foundation for research and development of new manufacturing methods as well as the discovery of new material and auxiliary materials to help our production team implement new processing plans.

Shanghai Optics is constantly improving our technology design criteria to make it more suitable for the needs of production. We are always trying to improve the technical level of the operation and of our technical personnel. This has allowed Shanghai Optics to keep a very fast pace in increasing the production efficiency and reducing the product’s rejection ratio. Shanghai Optics has strived to maintain a rejection ratio of less than 1% for all products we have produced over the last 15 years. Our ultimate goal is to bring our customers’ vision to reality in the most cost-effective and timely manner.

Shanghai Optics has more than 20 years of experience in high precision prototyping. In the prototyping stage of individual optical components, we utilize professional heavy duty processing equipment as well as high-end laboratory-grade testing equipment to ensure the task can be completed in a timely manner.

We use low volume ultra high precision optical system manufacturing methods to manufacture up to 400 different types of high precision test plates every year, including Plano, spheres, and aspherical lenses.

Shanghai Optics is one of the top optics companies in China. We have more than 4,000 Spherical test plates in stock and have established a solid foundation for fast prototyping over the years.

In recent years, the single point diamond turning device for aspherical prototyping has provided a great convenience for our customers to complete their prototypes in a very short period of time.

In the prototyping quality control process, Shanghai Optics Inc. performs meticulous quantitative and qualitative tests for each individual component.

In order to meet the challenges of mass production of large quantities of optical components, Shanghai Optics utilizes the optical glass molding method in addition to high speed polishers. With the introduction of the high speed super polisher, we are able to produce large quantities of precision lenses ten times faster than traditional polishing methods.

Shanghai Optics’ molding machines are specially designed with high quality molds. Excellent molding techniques and the availability of different types of glass (Schott, Ohara and CDGM) are the two most important factors for our production success.

In general we can provide a 3 to 4 week lead time for lenses that are 10 to 50mm. We have the capability to produce lenses up to 1,000mm.


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