More steps towards process automation for optical fabrication

David Walker, Guoyu Yu, Anthony Beaucamp, Matt Bibby, Hongyu Li, Lee McCluskey, Sanja Petrovic, Christina Reynolds

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In the context of Industrie 4.0, we have previously described the roles of robots in optical processing, and their complementarity with classical CNC machines, providing both processing and automation functions. After having demonstrated robotic moving of parts between a CNC polisher and metrology station, and auto-fringe-Acquisition, we have moved on to automate the wash-down operation. This is part of a wider strategy we describe in this paper, leading towards automating the decision-making operations required before and throughout an optical manufacturing cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
EditorsOliver W. Fähnle, Rolf Rascher, Christine Wünsche
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610989
ISBN (Print)9781510610972
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017
EventFourth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing: Optical Systems and their Manufacturing - Teisnach, Germany
Duration: 4 Apr 20175 Apr 2017
Conference number: 4 (Link to Seminar Details )

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


SeminarFourth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
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