15 June 2021

GS Plastic Optics Reduces Diamond Turning Lead Time

GS Plastic Optics

Kati Chenot
Marketing Communications Manager
GS Plastic Optics
Phone: 585.295.0200

Rochester, NYGS Plastic Optics (GSPO) works with program leaders on complex optical challenges by providing polymer optics designed specifically for improving the customers’ market share and competitiveness.  The company is proud to announce reduced lead times for the single point diamond turning operations.  

GSPO is now capable of turn-around times of as little as 4-6 weeks depending upon material availability and complexity of the design. The accelerated program will result in faster turn-around for prototypes, ultimately leading to faster time to market for production. This reduction in diamond turning lead time is a direct result of adding highly skilled staff to the GSPO diamond turning team, as well as investments in production and metrology equipment.  

GSPO regularly diamond turns acrylic (PMMA), COP (Zeonex and Zeonor), Styrene, Polyester (OKP-1 and OKP-4) and other select materials for both short-run production and prototype or proof of concept projects.

The key items to consider when deciding to use diamond turning as a means of new design validation include:

Pros

  • Speed of prototype delivery
  • Reduced tooling cost
  • High accuracy
  • Ability to produce sophisticated surface profiles

We encourage you to contact the GSPO technical team early in your design process to develop a plan that will implement the best materials and techniques to achieve your time to market goals.  You can reach our team at email address gsprojects@gsoptics.com and via the website at https://www.gsoptics.com/contact

About Optica

Optica (formerly OSA) is dedicated to promoting the generation, application, archiving and dissemination of knowledge in optics and photonics worldwide. Founded in 1916, it is the leading organization for scientists, engineers, business professionals, students and others interested in the science of light. Optica’s renowned publications, meetings, online resources and in-person activities fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate scientific, technical and educational achievement.

Media Contact

Kati Chenot
Marketing Communications Manager
GS Plastic Optics
Phone: 585.295.0200

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