Delivering optics on-time and in-specification is important to you, and it’s important to the GS Plastic Optics team
Complete Opto-Mechanical Assembly Services in our class 10,000 cleanroom
Optical Injection Molding
GS PLASTIC OPTICS: A GLOBAL LEADER IN PRECISION INJECTION MOLDED POLYMER OPTICS
GS Plastic Optics is recognized as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of custom designed injection molded polymer optics. Every day we work with executives and program managers to solve complex optical challenges. From our headquarters in Rochester, New York, USA, our team has been providing innovative solutions in precision polymer optics, since 1980, to small, medium and large size companies.
We can produce injection molded aspheric lenses and free-form lenses, and mirrors, as well as Fresnel and diffractive optics. We also have the in-house capability to provide custom designed diamond turned and injection molded prototypes, thin film, and reflective coatings, and integrated optical solutions for a broad range of consumer, medical, instrument LED lighting, and biomedical and analytical instrument marketplaces, as well as military and civilian night-vision and visible-range sighting industries.
Our in-house team consists of experts in single point diamond turning, thin film coating, mold fabrication, and optomechanical assembly, and we are ready to work with our clients’ technical teams to create high-performance, molded, optical element solutions for their program needs. GS Plastic Optics is DDTC registered and has a mature export compliance program in place.
Single Point Diamond Turning
Single point diamond turned prototypes allow you to validate your optical design by rapidly creating a polymer optic for system testing. We also offer quick and economical delivery options for short-run production volumes.
Injection molding is a highly efficient method of reproducing optics with complex surface geometries. The electric injection molding machines on our production floor are designed to produce optics that can employ integrated mounting features onto one platform. As a result, these optics can be molded in varying volume requirements with a very high degree of part-to-part repeatability.
GS Plastic Optics can coat your custom polymer optics using physical vapor deposition techniques, similar to glass. It is possible to apply dielectric coatings such as broadband AR, V-coatings, and individual band pass coatings. Moreover, reflective coatings can be applied to polymer substrates; coatings such as enhanced or protected gold, aluminum, and silver are routinely applied.
Having proper metrology is an absolute requirement to control performance and quality when producing optics, without it there is no reasonable way to assess performance. We have all of the advanced equipment needed in-house, and continue to invest in the latest technology, to enhance the reliability and serviceability of our lab, and protect our clients against downtime of their projects.
GS Plastic Optics manufacturing engineers specialize in bringing custom solutions and unique tooling concepts to manufacturing challenges. At the onset of any program, we will assign a Project Management team that will be responsible for regular and accurate communications with you, our client.
Our engineers are experts in Design for Manufacturability, and will work with you to determine cost-effective solutions to make your program a success.
We can provide CNC machined windows from specialized cast polymers. The CNC area has ever-expanding, and if needed, we can fine-tune the precision and surface quality of the tools that your project requires.
Assembly and Packaging are also available, either in-line with the molding presses or in our class 10,000 clean room.