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Opticam PM Machine Design

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Abstract

Rank Pneumo has worked with the Center for Optics Manufacturing and the Center's Manufacturing Advisory Board to design a multi-axis prism grinding machine. The Opticam PM is a three axis, high precision CNC reciprocating grinder. It is designed for the automated manufacturing of glass prisms. Unique features of the design incorporate electrolytic in-process dressing1 of the finishing wheel, a frictionless hydrostatic reciprocating cylinder, and machine resident metrology to provide RQM (Real-time Quality Management).

Ā© 1992 Optical Society of America

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