1 February 1994 Continuous process improvement: manufacturing optics in the twenty-first century
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User requirements and economics demand that large optics components will have to be produced to more stringent tolerances and lower costs. While manufacturing and testing technology have been improving rapidly, the challenge will continue to be how to integrate technology improvements into industrial processes. This paper describes Itek's approach to continuous process improvement in optical manufacturing. Specific examples of process innovations show how evolutionary upgrading of the process has resulted in improved performance and reduced costs.
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Jerrold Zimmerman, Jerrold Zimmerman, } "Continuous process improvement: manufacturing optics in the twenty-first century", Proc. SPIE 1994, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167966; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167966


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