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New opportunities in freeform manufacturing using a long stroke fast tool system and integrated metrology
Author(s): Frank Niehaus; Stephan Huttenhuis; Thomas Danger
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Paper Abstract

Increasingly freeform prototypes and molds for high volume replication are being manufactured using diamond machining. Nevertheless, stroke limits of established fast tools require using time consuming slow tool processes reducing productivity. Further, freeform measurements require high efforts. The UPC 400 overcomes these limitations. Utilizing a fast tool with an industry leading stroke length permits machining a wide range of freeform optics in the shortest time while increasing productivity and accuracy. Machine integrated, optical metrology allows for comfortable freeform measurements without having to remove the optic. Besides precise measurements, this enables corrective machining to create surfaces of the highest quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9633, Optifab 2015, 96331E (11 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195929
Show Author Affiliations
Frank Niehaus, Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Stephan Huttenhuis, Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Thomas Danger, Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9633:
Optifab 2015
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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