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Lens-blocking method for Opticam
Author(s): Robert F. Novak; Marlene A. Marro; Joe D. Tipps; Walter C. Czajkowski; JoAnn DeMarco; Peter A. Salamon; David Matchett; Fred Caputo; Glenn LeBlanc
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Paper Abstract

A uv-curing 'cold' blocking adhesive has been developed by Loctite Corporation for use with the Opticam SM. The adhesive is a significant advance in the lens blocking process, as it eliminates heat-induced blocking strain; the most significant problem encountered with current hot pitch blocking methods. The new cold blocking adhesive is complemented by a new Kennametal lens blocking adapter tool and chucking system. The tooling offers substantially improved lens adapter to machine alignment and transfer; at considerably lower cost. The lenses are deblocked in a heated water and detergent solution, eliminating the environmental concerns of the current method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1752, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II, (10 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130754
Show Author Affiliations
Robert F. Novak, Monroe Community College (United States)
Marlene A. Marro, Monroe Community College (United States)
Joe D. Tipps, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Walter C. Czajkowski, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
JoAnn DeMarco, Loctite Corp. (United States)
Peter A. Salamon, Loctite Corp. (United States)
David Matchett, Loctite Corp. (United States)
Fred Caputo, Loctite Corp. (United States)
Glenn LeBlanc, Loctite Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1752:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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