26 May 1994 Engineering hurdles in contact and intraocular lens lathe design: the view ahead
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Current trends in and intraocular lens design suggest ever- increasing demand for aspheric lens geometries - multisurface and/or toric surfaces - in a variety of new materials. As computer numeric controls (CNC) lathes and mills continue to evolve with he ophthalmic market, engineering hurdles present themselves to designers: Can hardware based upon single-point diamond turning accommodate the demands of software-driven designs? What are the limits of CNC resolution and repeatability in high-throughput production? What are the controlling factors in lathed, polish-free surface production? Emerging technologies in the lathed biomedical optics field are discussed along with their limitations, including refined diamond tooling, vibrational control, automation, and advanced motion control systems.
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Norman Douglas Bradley, John R. Keller, Gary A. Ball, "Engineering hurdles in contact and intraocular lens lathe design: the view ahead", Proc. SPIE 2127, Ophthalmic Lens Design and Fabrication II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176827; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176827


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