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APS 3D: a new benchmark in aspherical polishing
Author(s): Daniel Gauch; Dalibor Mikulic; Christian Veit
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Paper Abstract

The APS 3D system performs polishing and form correction in one step in order to reduce overall process time, reduce the number of polishing steps required and eliminate the need for highly skilled operators while providing a repeatable polishing process. This new 3D Polishing system yields better surface quality, and a better slope error, automatically determining the optimum speeds, feed rates and polish pressures to achieve a deterministic process based on the required quality parameters input by the operator. The process flow is always the same to ensure consistent quality and target quality values are defined before polishing begins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 1044805 (16 October 2017);
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Daniel Gauch, Schneider Optical Machines Inc. (United States)
Dalibor Mikulic, Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Christian Veit, Schneider GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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