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acrylics

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acrylics for lighting + illumination

Sculptural forms, embedments, custom tints and precision engineering. Tailored processes to achieve unique effects.

light + acrylic

Blending acrylic casting with advanced machining and graphical motifs daily, midton offer an unparalleled expertise in acrylics for light applications.

We like to understand the themes, aesthetics and functions you want to achieve in your lighting design. Once we know your intent we can tailor our process and create beautiful, on-point products.

Focusing firmly on small batch production our unique processes present new opportunities for designers of bespoke lighting components. To build a better understanding of what can be achieved check out our pages on material effects or shape + form.

soften, scatter, diffuse

Acrylic is an ideal material for softening or diffusing you're LED light source.

With the range of techniques available we are able to provide an extra level of freedom to the designers we collaborate with.

If your designing a space and want a unique atmospere we can help with some, or a combination of all the following techniques.

  • Soften light with subtle variations in opacity and colour tone.
  • Scatter your light with surface texture or frosted finishes.
  • Diffuse light with multi layered castings and unique material effects.

To discuss using our material in your project contact  our team. Alternatively if you'd like some inspiration check out more of our work.

focus or disperse

Well known for its versatility, acrylic has many properties that make it an attractive material for lighting solutions. 

Its high optical clarity and suitability for small batch manufacture make acrlylic a genuine alternative to glass when creating forms to disperse light. 

At midton we exploit our unique production techniques to craft bespoke lenses for ambient, task and accent lighting. 

By combining moulding, casting and CNC machining we can help you create lenses with highly polished concave surfaces and complex surface forms.

To focus, disperse or create amazing caustic effects with an acrylic lens get in touch. 

 

 

bounce + reflect

Intensify light at source or create passive light with custom made acrylic reflectors.

Acrylic casting offers a unique and innovative alternatives to traditional products when it comes to bouncing or reflecting light.

Our ability to form faceted surfaces and suspend fragile or fragmented objects in optically clear acrylic enable you to create a totally new aesthetic.

Diamond cut gems stones, intricately etched brass, formed metallic sheet and fragmented gold leaf can all be encapsulated to enhance an acrylic form.

To find out how you can elevate your installation with acrylic castings contact our team. For more information on the embedment process check out our embedment page

 

R&D + Prototyping

At midton we are always keen to try something new. In our workshop R&D is an everyday occurance and we thrive on the exploration. 

Endless combinations of materials, technologies and applications arrive with us every week and we are very familiar with adapting to the challenge.

If you have a project that needs to get off the ground or if your unsure how something might turn out just give us a call.

Our customer team will help bring together both the technical and creative experience to discuss you're ideas and work our way to a solution.

 

 

 

one facility, one contact, one delivery

Our service is end to end, from product development to surface finishing.

  • Creative and technical support
  • 3D design and visualisation
  • Acrylic moulding, casting and embedment
  • Multi Axis CNC milling and turning
  • Surface finishing and protection

We like to keep everything close to ensure quality and reliability. However we also get excited by collaboration.

In recent years we have developed a growing network of trusted artisans, craftsmen and engineers that we call on when we need something a little special.

Ready to get started?  

techniques

a selection of our engineering capabilities

 

  • turning

    CNC and manual lathe work from threads to spheres

  • cnc

    precise multi axis CNC from 3D CAD

  • milling

    precision milling of cast acrylic stock

  • assembly

    complete products and subassemblies completed in house

got an idea?

our team of project managers, designers, engineers and crafts people are here to realise your ideas

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acrylics case studies

lets make it happen

We support you from idea to delivery, lets start the conversation and see where it goes

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