Optical components fabrication

optical components fabrication

The manufacturing process of optical components involves several steps to fabricate the desired components with precision and accuracy.                                              While the specific manufacturing process can vary depending on the component and its complexity, here is a general overview of the optical component manufacturing process:

  1. Material Selection: Choose the appropriate material with the desired optical properties for the component. OPTICST handles 3 part materials :glass, metal,crystals.

  2. Cutting and Shaping: Use precision cutting tools, such as diamond saws or laser cutting, to shape the material into the desired form. This step involves cutting the material to size and shaping it into the initial geometry required for further processing.

  3. Grinding: Perform grinding operations to refine the shape and dimensions of the component. This step involves using abrasive materials, such as diamond grit, to remove material gradually and achieve the desired surface finish and accuracy.

  4. Polishing: Polish the component’s surfaces to further improve the surface quality and achieve the required optical specifications. Polishing is typically done using specialized polishing machines, slurries, and polishing pads.

  5. Centering and edging: firstly, centration is achieved by using optical or mechanical methods to find and determine the position where the lens optical axis coincides with the reference axis, which is the position where the normal line at the vertex of the lens optical surface coincides with the reference axis. The reference axis here refers to the rotation axis of the machine tool. Secondly, after centration, the optical lens is clamped, and a grinding wheel or diamond grinding wheel is used to grind the outer circle of the lens to obtain a lens with the diameter specified in the drawing.

  6. Coating: Apply optical coatings to enhance the component’s performance. please check the coating service for more information.
  7. Optical cemented job:The cemented optical parts process refers to the technique of joining two or more optical elements together using an optical adhesive or cement. This process is commonly used in optics to create complex optical systems, such as lenses, prisms, filters, and beam splitters.
  8. Optical metrology &inspection: Conduct rigorous quality control inspections throughout the manufacturing process. This includes measurements and tests to ensure dimensional accuracy, surface quality, optical performance, and adherence to design specifications. Testing methods may include interferometry, spectrophotometry, or other optical characterization techniques.
  9. Assembly and Integration: If the component is part of a larger optical system, it may need to be assembled and integrated with other components or subsystems. This could involve precision alignment, bonding, or mounting the component in its final configuration.
  10. Final Testing and Inspection: Conduct final testing and inspection to validate the component’s performance and ensure it meets the required specifications.  


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In OPTICST, sending out work to another factory is not how we do things here .

We rather pass the order if we can’t do it ourself . Outsourcing to others will bump up the price and there is no gain in both parties. Meaning we and customers due to price increases. we’ll provide the precision optics if give us a chance to do and then you’ll find we’re worth doing business with


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