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Innovations in deterministic optical manufacturing processes
Author(s): Harvey M. Pollicove
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on development innovations at the Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) that incorporate computer-aided deterministic manufacturing technology to produce highly precise optics. COM developed computer numerically controlled deterministic microgrinding equipment and magnetorheological finishing processes eliminate the industry's reliance on the specialized skills required to operate today's costly labor-intensive conventional manufacturing processes. These newly developed enabling technologies extend the manufacturing state-of-the-art to provide optical manufacturers with a cost effective capability to produce precision optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4921, Optical Manufacturing Technologies, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481744
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Harvey M. Pollicove, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4921:
Optical Manufacturing Technologies
Yimo Zhang; Wenyao Liu; Harvey M. Pollicove, Editor(s)

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