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Pushing Freeform Optical Manufacturing: Fabricating Optimax’s Largest Freeform Component

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Author: Matt Brunelle, Ian Ferralli, Jen Coniglio, Tim Lynch, Todd Blalock, Jessica DeGroote Nelson
Friday, November 1, 2019
Optimax Systems Inc.

While manufacturing the largest extreme freeform optic that Optimax has fabricated to date, several issues associated with the size and complex shape of the optic were encountered, including generation and polishing of the part, logistics of moving such a large part around the shop floor, and devising efficient metrology methods. These challenges and their solutions will be discussed.

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