QED featured the Q-flex™, the newest in their line of MRF polishing systems, at SPIE Optifab 2011. QED's Q-flex takes precision optics polishing to new levels of performance and flexibility. It incorporates all new MRF polishing head designs and features such as kinematic base plates and automatic head alignment that enable tool-free head changeovers in minutes. The new MRF head designs also enable polishing of freeform optics and more of today's challenging optical designs.
The all new modular Fluid Control Modules (FCM) make fluid changes fast and the integrated Electronic Fluid Management System (EFMS) provides greater fluid stability and continuity from day to day and machine to machine. New QED.NET provides different process flows for prototype and production modes, and allows for customized access by different levels of users.
Q-flex offers the determinism of MRF in a newly designed modular platform that allows quick config-uration changes and provides unprecedented manufacturing capabilities.