Our Custom SolutionsLight Pipe Design + Reliable PCB Assembly
Custom Light Pipe Design Capabilities
VCC’s strength lies in its experience in designing and manufacturing electronic components. Our expertise allows us to deliver expert insights in the areas of LED light performance, wire harnesses, PCB assembly, injection molding, and the integration of complete HMI solutions.
Whether you’re looking to optimize an existing product design or launch a new one in the most efficient way possible, VCC offers a full suite of custom design capabilities to help you meet or surpass your goals.
Even the smallest design tweaks, such as migrating from a touch button to a push button have consequences when it comes to light pipe output. Our team can customize a solution based on your unique electrical, optical and mechanical specifications while keeping your financial requirements in mind, too.
Customized & Optimized: Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA)
Our custom printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) designs do more than optimize indication and light output — they do it in the most efficient and effective ways possible. We provide solutions that solve design challenges while minimizing production and assembly costs.
In-house 3D Printing for Faster Prototyping
At VCC, we use a state-of-the-art 3D printer to produce design prototypes in-house, passing time and cost savings to our customers. Our advanced processes and equipment help us deliver your ideal illuminated indication solution — lightning fast.
Lighting Simulation & Light Modeling
Our team conducts thorough optical light simulations that lead to optimal human-machine interaction, driving better outcomes for both manufacturers and end users. Through advanced light modeling software, we run multiple tests until we design the ideal illumination properties and solution for your product.
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
Our Custom Capabilities Include
PCB Assembly Supplier
Illumination and indication with light pipes require precision and experience. Let VCC develop the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) that provide the best outcomes for you and your end users. By designing the light pipes and the assembly, VCC can maintain greater control and customize a solution using as few LEDs as possible to achieve desired results. No matter the size of the project, we go all in, combining best practices and deep expertise to design the perfect PCBA solution for our clients.
3D Printing & Prototyping
Our advanced processes and equipment help us deliver your ideal indication solution — lightning fast. We use a state-of-the-art 3D printer to produce prototypes in-house, passing time and cost savings to our customers.
VCC has the expertise to take your design from concept to production and assembly — but first, we run simulations and create prototypes to find the ideal solution for your needs. By printing the prototypes ourselves, we can shave off days or even weeks from your production timeline, without sacrificing quality.
Our in-house capabilities allow for design modifications on the spot and help us achieve the optimal design on the spot, saving our customers even more time and costs.
Light Modeling & Simulation
No two products are identical, so our team delivers better product designs for both manufacturers and end-user by conducting thorough light ray simulations.
Through advanced light modeling software, we run simulations to determine the light ray concentration and find alternate designs to improve light output while minimizing hot spots, light bleed, blur, and unnecessary light sources. Our team also uses illuminance maps to compare the light characteristics of each option to help optimize the design.
The length and brightness of the light pipes are only part of the solution — so we make recommendations on the thickness and specs of the housing and other components. From brightening up dark corners through the ideal spacing of LEDs to including an additional housing to minimize light bleed or interference in curved designs, we have proven expertise in a range of applications.
From design to production and full assembly, VCC is the only partner you need to optimize human-machine interfaces through innovative illumination.
Advanced Equipment Drives Better Outcomes
We combine the latest manual and automated techniques to ensure you get exactly what you need. But our advanced equipment and processes aren’t the only reasons to work with us.
■ Solder Paste Application
■ Automated Pick and Place Machines
■ Automatic Dispensing Carts
■ 8-Zone SMT Solder Reflow Ovens
■ Automatic Wave and Soldering Machine
■ Advanced PCB and Stencil Cleaning Machine
■ Advanced ESD Control System
■ Conformal Coating Equipment
■ Visual Scanning Microscopes
■ Visual Camera for Quality Check
The VCC Way
Our design service process begins with understanding more about your lighting challenge. We will setup a meeting to understand your project, goals and key objectives for your project.
As soon as we know your needs and understand how we can help you, we will provide you with a statement of work (SOW) for your review. The SOW will state our deliverables for example:
• Simulation/analysis of CAD model
• Optimization of geometrical optics for light pipe
• Optimization of LED qty and location
• Design PCBA
• Run ray-trace study on light pipe
• Initial design review
• Approval of design concept
• Print SLA (rapid prototype)
• Build Prototype
• Approval of final design
From there, we will hold meetings with all project stakeholders and our optical engineering experts and we will begin our product development process together with you as the customer.
Let VCC Install Your Connectors & Save
Skip soldering and let VCC install modular wire-to-wire connectors to your panel mount indicators. From assembly and manufacturing to repair and maintenance, connectors are the most effective way to complete your circuits for less. We offer a range of connector options.
PCB Assembly Partner
VCC can customize your components with full PCBA design and production capabilities — right here in North America