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Cam Optical Fabrication System
Author(s): Leland G Atkinson III; Duncan T Moore
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Paper Abstract

Computer Aided Manufacturing, CAM systems for optical fabrication are emerging. As the technology advances optical surface manufacturing will move away from its present labor intensive status and allow the U.S. optical industry to regain an advantage in optical manufacturing. This paper describes a specific CAM Optical Fabrication System, CAM OFS, suitable for the manufacture of spherical surfaces. We also discuss the advantage optical CAM systems present to the optical designer in terms of accurate modeling of a manufactured optical system prior to its actual manufacture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0676, Ultraprecision Machining and Automated Fabrication of Optics, (13 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939516
Show Author Affiliations
Leland G Atkinson III, Gradient Lens Corporation (United States)
Duncan T Moore, Gradient Lens Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0676:
Ultraprecision Machining and Automated Fabrication of Optics
Donald L. Decker, Editor(s)

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