4.) Multi-step process – all on 1 machine

  • mrf application 7 pict4Multi-step process, each tailored to a specific goal
  • Q-flex enabled ~15 minute changeovers utilizing 3 heads and 2 FCMs
  • Depending on precision needed, correction process could stop after any of above steps

2 hours = λ/2

or...  3 hours = λ/10 

or…. 6 hours = λ/30 !


Two new features of the Q-flex platform enable powerful new MRF capabilities

Modularity of Polishing Wheels (MRF Heads) and Delivery System (MRF FCM) allows:

  • Rapid configuration changeover: Change wheels quickly and  Change fluids quickly

  • Multiple wheel orientations: Traditional (rotational polishing) and  Rotated 90º, which enables full freeform raster polishing


In this case study, we combine these new features to create a mild freeform optic with

  • Ultra-high precision

  • Ultra-low levels of mid-spatial frequencies