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14 September 2018 Modern optics drawings: translating from American MIL drawings to ISO 10110
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Effective optics drawings clearly communicate requirements. Increases in the globalization of the optical community have forced the United States to consider transitioning to a single worldwide standard. These changes are reflected in both the optical engineering and fabrication community in learning how to understand a complex standard. The knowledge regarding the nuances of past standards and how they relate to the ISO standard is helpful. The basics of the ISO standard appear complex but are partially. built on past optical drawing standards within the United States. Careful study of both US and ISO optical drawing standards is required for a clear and deep understanding of the standards. Individual company based optical drawing standards may seem independent in form from drawing standards, but they are also variations of past US standards. These changes are reflected by moving from standards such as MIL-STD-34, where notes dominate the print, to more modern standards, such as ISO 10110, where all necessary information is left in an internationally friendly coded notation. Working between these two different approaches, a translational method has been developed to assist engineers in this shift. Converting from a notational-based drawing to a coded notation may seem difficult at first but will ease the communication between all parties involved in designing, fabricating, and testing and optical component or assembly.
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Eric Herman, Richard N. Youngworth, and David M. Aikens "Modern optics drawings: translating from American MIL drawings to ISO 10110", Proc. SPIE 10742, Optical Manufacturing and Testing XII, 107421D (14 September 2018);


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