A lighting customer approached us wishing to replace an acrylic optic within an existing luminaire design with an optic molded from optically clear silicone (LSR). They had some concerns about how LSR would work in their design and needed prototypes to run feasibility testing.
We understood the time crunch our customer felt. We expedited the LSR molding tool machining to begin the following day they reached out to us. Fortunately, this was a simple mold that took less than two days to manufacture.
With the simplicity of the optic, coupled with the speed of our LSR molding capabilities, we delivered optically clear LSR optic prototypes in just a week.
If test results indicate that optically clear silicone is a viable alternative, our customer is ready to proceed to production.
When Sur-Seal molds a prototype, we develop it with the intent of long-term production functionality –we can kick off production programs quicker than needing to source a new LSR molding supplier.