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15 October 2013 Integrated manufacturing of complex freeform surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 8884, Optifab 2013; 88840P (2013)
Event: SPIE Optifab, 2013, Rochester, New York, United States
Innovative freeform optical systems such as head-up displays or LED headlights often require high quality and high volume optics. Injection molded polymer optics offer a cost effective solution. However, mold manufacturing for this process is extremely challenging as the machining of freeform surfaces is currently characterized by several independent production steps which can limit surface accuracy. By integrating diamond turning, milling, and metrology onto a single platform, the UPC 400 improves surface accuracy. Advanced software for machining and measurement data further reduces surface inaccuracies. This combination makes the UPC 400 efficient for prototyping free-form optics and manufacturing high precision molds.
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Frank Niehaus, Stephan Huttenhuis, and Alex Pisarski "Integrated manufacturing of complex freeform surfaces", Proc. SPIE 8884, Optifab 2013, 88840P (15 October 2013);


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