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New meter-class MRF platforms offer multiple size and capability options
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For over 20 years, QED Technologies has been expanding the size and functionality of its MRF precision polishing product line. We have recently refreshed our meter-class platforms, developed a custom MRF upgrade for a customer’s existing 3-meter platform, and have begun development on a new half-meter platform. With the demand for new land, air and space-based imaging systems increasing, there is a growing need for optics with diameters larger than 8-12" (200- 300 mm). Our latest QED.NET software, pad polishing, multi-part batch polishing and our electronic fluid measuring system are just some of the new or updated capabilities integrated in our latest large-format MRF platforms. We refreshed the Q22-750P2 platform, which is optimized for plano polishing with two fixed MRF heads for fast changeover between wheel sizes. We expanded the capability of our Q22-950F polishing center, and now offer the Q22-1200 in its place. This platform can be ordered in four different configurations to meet a wide range of capability and price points. We have begun the development of the Q22-600 – a platform to fill the gap between the Q22-1200 and our Q-flex 300. In this paper we will review and contrast the capabilities of these new large-format platforms and present results to illustrate these capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11175, Optifab 2019, 111750Q (15 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536839
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Chris Maloney, QED Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Paul Dumas, QED Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11175:
Optifab 2019
Blair L. Unger; Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Editor(s)

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