Computer Industry

Case Study Overview

Company Profile

A fast growing Silicon Valley-based enterprise data flash storage company

Business Challenge

Design a light pipe assembly and USB-powered LED module to illuminate the Company badge on the front of its product


VCC utilized advanced light modeling and human vision simulation to simulate and analyze the photometric and illumination properties of the proposed design. We then optimized for performance, efficiency, and appearance.

Due to limited power availability, VCC developed an LED module that took advantage of a nearby USB port for its power.


• Mechanical, electrical, and optical design: $12,000
• Multiple functional prototypes: $500
• Production tooling: $12,000
• Lightpipe assembly + LED module production: $18 per set

Product Design

VCC possesses comprehensive expertise in mechanical, electrical, and optical design. Placing considerable value on aesthetics and utilizing the best CAD and light modeling software available, we collaborate with you to create detailed designs, drawings, and schematics.


VCC utilizes the latest in high-resolution stereolithography (SLA) equipment and a broad variety of resins to quickly produce high-tolerance and accurately detailed prototypes.

Production & Supply Chain

To VCC, the manufacture of high-quality products with short lead-times is critical to delivering best-in-class customer service. Thanks to our international production sites and our global fulfillment centers, we offer you efficient and sustainable logistics so you have product on-time.


VCC’s value-added services team can modify our standard illuminated components or design a fully custom solution in accordance with our customers’ mechanical, electrical, and optical needs.

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