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  • abrasive Powder used to produce a smooth optical surface through abrasive polishing. Compounds may produce a surface finish specified for each.
  • grinding The process in the manufacture of an optical system that gives it the required geometric shape.
  • grinding and polishing machinery Machinery used to grind and finish a component, such as a lens or prism, to a desired precision. Usually such machines carry a cup-shaped or flat tool (lap) into close contact with the part. An abrasive or polishing material is placed between the...
  • grinding tool A tool of cast iron or another suitable medium used with a slurry of silicon carbide, aluminum oxide or emery for grinding optical surfaces.
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