An automated procedure for lens manufacturing tolerance assignment is described. The procedure makes direct use of
Monte Carlo sampling to obtain tolerance assignments. Tolerances are specified so as to minimize manufacturing cost,
subject to a constraint on minimum acceptable lens performance. A simulation evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the
program and provides quantitative evidence on the cost savings it can provide.
Michael Kehoe, Michael Kehoe,
"Tolerance assignment for minimizing manufacturing cost", Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76521N (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870978; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.870978