12 September 2011 Design for manufacture with unknown tolerances
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Several methods have been demonstrated for desensitization of a lens design to manufacturing errors with the result of increased as-built performance at the expense of a slightly reduced nominal performance. A recent study demonstrated a targeted desensitization method tuned for the most sensitive lens parameters can greatly increase yield for a known set of manufacturing tolerances. The effectiveness of such a targeted desensitization relies on two key pieces of information; lens sensitivities and manufacturing tolerance distributions. Targeted desensitization to known and unknown manufacturing tolerances is examined with an example demonstrating the impact of designing to unknown, bounded manufacturing tolerance distributions.
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Rob Bates, Rob Bates, Adam Greengard, Adam Greengard, } "Design for manufacture with unknown tolerances", Proc. SPIE 8131, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification V, 813103 (12 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895111; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.895111

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