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Concepts And Misconceptions In The Design And Fabrication Of Optical Assemblies
Author(s): Eugene K. Thorburn
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Paper Abstract

With any kind of precision manufactured assembly, the transformation of a concept into a useful product depends on how well the design has been tailored to suit the available methods of fabrication and inspection. Optics is no exception. The tolerances on the drawing must correlate to a method of fabrication and a method of measurement. Among the topics discussed in this paper will be: 1. Some practical aspects of radius tolerancing. 2. The tolerancing and measurements of lens centration. 3. Thickness tolerances in the optical shop. 4. Why method is often more important than tolerances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0250, Optomechanical Systems Design, (8 October 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959428
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Eugene K. Thorburn, Optical Instruments Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0250:
Optomechanical Systems Design
Mete Bayar, Editor(s)

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