Custom Solutions

We can modify our standard components or design a fully custom solution

Custom Capabilities

For customizations big or small, we possess comprehensive expertise in design, prototyping, tooling, manufacturing, and assembly.

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.

Prototyping

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.

Value-added

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.

Custom Designed PCA assembly

3D Printed Prototypes

Light performance study

We can provide design assistance with an understanding of your needs

  • SMT assembly
  • Light modeling design services
  • Customized cable harnesses
  • Mechanical, electrical and optical changes
  • Conformance with UL, cUL, CE, RoHS, REACH, and WEEE regulatory requirements NEMA and IP Rating performance

Industry: Computer 

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

Solution

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.

Cost

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

Industry: Movie Theaters

Company Profile

An innovative technology company specializing in transaction-based venue management systems

Business Challenge

Our client is committed to providing easy and intuitive ways to order directly from theater seats without distracting from the action taking place on the big screen.

Solution

Only a custom design solution would solve our client’s design issue, so our team ran light simulations to determine where light was being lost and what footprint would yield optimal performance while reducing hot spots and light pollution.

Cost

    • Optical design: $1,500
    • Functional prototypes: $500
    • PCB NRE: $500
    • Production cost: $2.40 per system
    • Time to production: 30 days

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Defense

FLIR Military chose our CMS 442 sealed lens for use in its heavy duty controller. The NEMA 4-rated CMS 442 is a low-profile, button-type lens that has a smooth, clean look with a convex surface protruding just above the panel. This design...

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