11 October 2015 New opportunities in freeform manufacturing using a long stroke fast tool system and integrated metrology
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Proceedings Volume 9633, Optifab 2015; 96331E (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195929
Event: SPIE Optifab, 2015, Rochester, New York, United States
Abstract
Increasingly freeform prototypes and molds for high volume replication are being manufactured using diamond machining. Nevertheless, stroke limits of established fast tools require using time consuming slow tool processes reducing productivity. Further, freeform measurements require high efforts. The UPC 400 overcomes these limitations. Utilizing a fast tool with an industry leading stroke length permits machining a wide range of freeform optics in the shortest time while increasing productivity and accuracy. Machine integrated, optical metrology allows for comfortable freeform measurements without having to remove the optic. Besides precise measurements, this enables corrective machining to create surfaces of the highest quality.
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Frank Niehaus, Frank Niehaus, Stephan Huttenhuis, Stephan Huttenhuis, Thomas Danger, Thomas Danger, } "New opportunities in freeform manufacturing using a long stroke fast tool system and integrated metrology", Proc. SPIE 9633, Optifab 2015, 96331E (11 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195929; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2195929
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