Rapid Clear Prototyping Service

  • Optical Machining Technology Provides Excellent Surface Finish
  • Combine 5-axis Precision Milling with Diamond Machining Technology
  • Good at Precision Machining of Complex Geometric Details
  • Hand-polished by Highly Specialized Skilled Craftsmen
  • Meet Optical Testing, Aesthetic or Display Purposes of Similar End-use Parts

Clear Plastic Prototyping Capabilities

CNC machining Clear prototype

Precision CNC machining is a perfect solution for Creating clear optical prototypes with transparent materials, with our precision CNC machining service, you can choose from different types of technologies, such as 3-axis, 4-axis, 5-axis, or even diamond machining.

Urethane Casting Clear Prototype

Urethane casting is a fast, economical way for creating transparent plastic prototypes in small quantities, using liquid urethane materials that are poured into a mold and cured to create clear prototypes that have high clarity and light transmittance

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What is Clear prototyping?

Clear prototyping and optical prototyping are mainly referring to the machining of transparent acrylic (PMMA) and polycarbonate (PC), and most applications choose them to get a mirror-clear effect.

For example, automotive lighting lamp lens, light guides, or product Clear prototypes are often used for applications that require transparency or light transmission, such as optics, lenses, displays, etc. They can also create clear irregular and complicated shape models, and other equipment.

Clear Prototyping Materials


Acrylic (PMMA) is the most popular clear plastic material, and the best surface finish can be achieved through precision machining. Acrylic polishing can help present the best clarity and light transmittance. As a professional prototype manufacturer, we pride ourselves on advanced excellence in creating acrylic prototypes of optical components.


Polycarbonate (PC) is also one of the most commonly used transparent plastics for CNC machining. Its transparency is second only to acrylic, but its strength is much stronger than acrylic. Vapor polishing can be used for the post-finishing of machined PC parts, which can improve the internal and external surface finish and clarity of the parts.

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Other Services You May Like to Know

Rapid Metal Prototyping

Rapid Metal Prototyping offers a diverse range of options to create metal parts and prototypes, using methods like DMLS(direct metal laser sintering), casting, CNC machining, and sheet metal fabrication. Achieve strength, corrosion resistance, and precise designs for automotive, aerospace, medical, and more.

Rapid Plastic Prototyping

Refine designs and reduce costs with plastic prototyping. Test functionality, assess materials, and gain valuable customer feedback. Utilize 3D printing, injection molding, CNC machining, and more for versatile prototypes using ABS, polycarbonate, elastomers, and other materials.

FAQs About Rapid Clear Prototype

A “clear” or “optic” prototype is a prototype or model that is designed and constructed to be transparent with optic features on it, allowing for the optical function. These prototypes are often used in various industries, including product design, engineering, and manufacturing, to showcase the optic performance of the product.