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Automation in optics manufacturing
Author(s): Harvey M. Pollicove; Duncan T. Moore
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Paper Abstract

The optics industry has not followed the lead of the machining and electronics industries in applying advances in computer aided engineering (CAE), computer assisted manufacturing (CAM), automation or quality management techniques. Automation based on computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and flexible machining systems (FMS) has been widely implemented in these industries. Optics continues to rely on standalone equipment that preserves the highly skilled, labor intensive optical fabrication systems developed in the 1940's. This paper describes development initiatives at the Center for Optics Manufacturing that will create computer integrated manufacturing technology and support processes for the optical industry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1354, 1990 Intl Lens Design Conf, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47885
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Harvey M. Pollicove, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Duncan T. Moore, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1354:
1990 Intl Lens Design Conf

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