The role of robotics in computer controlled polishing of large and small optics

David Walker, Christina Dunn, Guoyu Yu, Matt Bibby, Xiao Zheng, Hsing Yu Wu, Hongyu Li, Chunlian Lu

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Abstract

Following formal acceptance by ESO of three 1.4m hexagonal off-axis prototype mirror segments, one circular segment, and certification of our optical test facility, we turn our attention to the challenge of segment mass-production. In this paper, we focus on the role of industrial robots, highlighting complementarity with Zeeko CNC polishing machines, and presenting results using robots to provide intermediate processing between CNC grinding and polishing. We also describe the marriage of robots and Zeeko machines to automate currently manual operations; steps towards our ultimate vision of fully autonomous manufacturing cells, with impact throughout the optical manufacturing community and beyond.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Manufacturing and Testing XI
EditorsOliver W. Fähnle, Ray Williamson, Dae Wook Kim
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417418
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Manufacturing and Testing XI - San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201511 Aug 2015
Conference number: XI
https://www.spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/past-conferences-and-exhibitions/optics-and-photonics-2015 (Link to Conference Details)

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume9575
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

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ConferenceOptical Manufacturing and Testing XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period9/08/1511/08/15
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Walker, D., Dunn, C., Yu, G., Bibby, M., Zheng, X., Wu, H. Y., ... Lu, C. (2015). The role of robotics in computer controlled polishing of large and small optics. In O. W. Fähnle, R. Williamson, & D. W. Kim (Eds.), Optical Manufacturing and Testing XI [95750B] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9575). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189203
Walker, David ; Dunn, Christina ; Yu, Guoyu ; Bibby, Matt ; Zheng, Xiao ; Wu, Hsing Yu ; Li, Hongyu ; Lu, Chunlian. / The role of robotics in computer controlled polishing of large and small optics. Optical Manufacturing and Testing XI. editor / Oliver W. Fähnle ; Ray Williamson ; Dae Wook Kim. SPIE, 2015. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Walker, D, Dunn, C, Yu, G, Bibby, M, Zheng, X, Wu, HY, Li, H & Lu, C 2015, The role of robotics in computer controlled polishing of large and small optics. in OW Fähnle, R Williamson & DW Kim (eds), Optical Manufacturing and Testing XI., 95750B, Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9575, SPIE, Optical Manufacturing and Testing XI, San Diego, United States, 9/08/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2189203

The role of robotics in computer controlled polishing of large and small optics. / Walker, David; Dunn, Christina; Yu, Guoyu; Bibby, Matt; Zheng, Xiao; Wu, Hsing Yu; Li, Hongyu; Lu, Chunlian.

Optical Manufacturing and Testing XI. ed. / Oliver W. Fähnle; Ray Williamson; Dae Wook Kim. SPIE, 2015. 95750B (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 9575).

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