The need for increasingly complex optics and the demand for freeform optics with ultra-high precision specifications is growing rapidly for numerous applications. Achieving the required accuracies in freeform manufacturing still demands very long machining times, high production costs, a need for experienced, highly skilled operators as well as numerous manual interventions, tying up valuable resources while machining a small number of parts. By utilizing fully integrated optical measurement features, high accuracy long stroke fast tool, an advanced software package with built in tool path calculation and analysis as well as corrective machining functions the UPC 300 eliminates these burdens.
The APS 3D system performs polishing and form correction in one step in order to reduce overall process time, reduce the number of polishing steps required and eliminate the need for highly skilled operators while providing a repeatable polishing process. This new 3D Polishing system yields better surface quality, and a better slope error, automatically determining the optimum speeds, feed rates and polish pressures to achieve a deterministic process based on the required quality parameters input by the operator. The process flow is always the same to ensure consistent quality and target quality values are defined before polishing begins.
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