High-Precision Batch Production

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Actual batch production process flow at Thorlabs

  • Spot Taking ~15 minutes
  • Job Setup ~15 minutes (including queuing 1st part)
  • Average run time ~12 minutes (center, probe, run)
  • Metrology & Queue time ~5 minutes (process metrology, solve, complete )

All runs queued while parts were polishing

  • ~2.5 hours needed to MRF a batch of 10 optics
  • Resulting throughput
  • A high-precision asphere every ~15 minutes

 

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