First, there is the optical and mechanical design of the optical part and system. In this context, it is important to consider what modifications compared to the current standard design are possible respectively useful. Thus, the modifications will only concentrate on parts of the optic that do not interfere with the optical functionality. Furthermore in this part of the study the main aspect is the clamping situation of the optical part in a holder or an optical system. It will be discussed, whether it is useful to add special clamping surfaces respectively a clamping flange in contrast to the standard design. The faultless functioning of the optics has always first priority.
Second, the manufacturing process itself has a great number of single steps. Therefore, a main part of the research is the investigation of current clamping situations in optics manufacturing, with prospect to improve them in order to work perfectly with the design modifications, as mentioned above. This part of the investigation focuses on the clamping system for the lens on each machine necessary for manufacturing.
In the scope of this paper the authors want to summarize characteristics and deficits of current clamping systems and workpiece mounts and give a prospect of the following course of action.