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Next-generation optics manufacturing technologies
Author(s): Harvey M. Pollicove
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Paper Abstract

Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) technology developments have been redefining the capabilities and competitive dimension of the precision optics manufacturing industry. These developments include computer-controlled deterministic microgrinder and magnetorheological finishing systems that can produce spherical, aspheric and freeform optical surface form and figure accuracy in minutes, compared to the traditional manufacturing techniques that can take weeks. COM developed computer numerically controlled machining and finishing systems are a basic necessity in the manufacturer's battle to maximize flexibility, increase competitiveness, and achieve consistent high-yield product quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4231, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technology 2000, (6 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402758
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Harvey M. Pollicove, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4231:
Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technology 2000
Li Yang; Harvey M. Pollicove; Qiming Xin; James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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