5 September 2002 Innovations in deterministic optical manufacturing processes
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Proceedings Volume 4921, Optical Manufacturing Technologies; (2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481744
Event: Photonics Asia, 2002, Shanghai, China
This paper reports on development innovations at the Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) that incorporate computer-aided deterministic manufacturing technology to produce highly precise optics. COM developed computer numerically controlled deterministic microgrinding equipment and magnetorheological finishing processes eliminate the industry's reliance on the specialized skills required to operate today's costly labor-intensive conventional manufacturing processes. These newly developed enabling technologies extend the manufacturing state-of-the-art to provide optical manufacturers with a cost effective capability to produce precision optics.
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Harvey M. Pollicove, "Innovations in deterministic optical manufacturing processes", Proc. SPIE 4921, Optical Manufacturing Technologies, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481744; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.481744

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