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OptoTech Optical Machinery Inc., Sub. of OptoTech GmbH - Palm, PA
Designs, develops and manufactures machinery and new process technology for precision optics and ophthalmics. CNC and conventional high-speed generators/polishers (1 to 800 mm diam), 5-axis processing centers, centering/edging, plano/prism, rod, cylinder, aspheric machines, interferometers,...
Schneider Optical Machines Inc., Sub. of Schneider GmbH & Co. KG - The Colony, TX
Schneider Optical Machines designs and manufactures precision CNC equipment for optics fabrication and testing. Committed to “Fascination for Innovation,” Schneider’s pioneering technology enables fast and repeatable production of high quality spherical and aspherical optics. With...
Dayton T. Brown Inc., Engineering & Test Div. - Bohemia, NY
Engis Corp. - Wheeling, IL
Gerard Kluyskens Co., Inc. - New York, NY
Lunzer, Inc., Applied Technology Div. - Saddle Brook, NJ
Meister Abrasives AG - Andelfingen, Switzerland
Niabraze LLC - Tonawanda, NY
Optical Surface Technologies, Division of London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co. Ltd. - Rotherham, England
Precision Polishing Inc. - Atascadero, CA
Universal Photonics, Inc. - Hicksville, NY
Powder used to produce a smooth optical surface through abrasive polishing. Compounds may produce a surface finish specified for each.
polishing and abrasive material
Any of the numerous powders used for grinding and polishing glass, crystal or metal, the chief material being emery and carborundum for grinding, and rouge or the oxides of tin, cerium or other metals for polishing.
The process whereby a rotating wheel carries grains of an abrasive, suspended in a vehicle, across the surface of the optical glass to be ground. The workpieces are forced downward by pneumatic cylinders driving pressure plates that fit within the...
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...
optical wheel abrasive
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