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The ultimate in flexible polishing technology. 

The Q-flex family of polishing systems from QED Technologies takes precision optics manufacturing to new heights. Q-flex systems offer all of the legendary determinism of MRF polishing, plus increased flexibility and repeatability in modular, production–ready platforms that help you manufacture smarter.  Q-flex systems deliver unprecedented manufacturing capabilities—especially for difficult spheres aspheres, and freeforms.

 

 

 

 

The Q-flex 100 offers:

Raster Polishing

    •     Part size up to: ~100 x 100 mm  (larger parts achievable depending on geometry)
    •     Part Shapes: Plano, Cylinder, Sphere, Asphere, Off-axis Asphere, Full Freeform
    •     Part Apertures: Round, Rectangular, Hexagonal, Elliptical

Freeform Polishing

    •     Part size up to: ~100 x 100 mm *
    •     Part Shapes: Off-axis Aspheres, Toroids, Polynomial Freeforms
    •     Max freeform surface slopes of:
    •         ~90° in X-direction (depending on part geometry)
    •         ~30-45° in Y-direction (depending on the wheel)
    •     “Around the wheel” polishing creates virtual axis

Rotational Polishing

    •     Part size up to: ~120 mm Ø *
    •     Part Shapes: Plano, Sphere, Asphere
    •     Part Apertures: Round

 

 

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Specifications subject to change without notice.

* Please note that workpiece geometry and weight specifications are approximate values to be used as general guidelines.  Due to other factors such as workpiece inertia that are difficult to quantify, there are parts outside this range that can indeed be run under certain circumstances, as well as parts within this range that may not run under all circumstances.  Please use caution when attempting parts outside these limits, or contact QED for further guidance.

Q-flex: Manufacture Better with Flexible Architecture

The modularity of Q-flex systems means you can match the machine to your workload, bringing greater efficiency to your precision optics shop.

  • The Q-flex systems’ heads and FCMs are common across family platforms, and can be shared between Q-flex machines. In minutes, MRF heads can be changed from 20 mm, 50 mm and 150 mm size to accommodate your polishing needs.
  • The Fluid Control Module (FCM) houses the fluid delivery system hardware & controls in one package.

Q-flex: Manufacture Smarter with Flexible Technology

  • Modular MRF head design enables fast, tool-free changeovers, quick wheel orientation changes for raster, freeform and rotational polishing.
  • Fluid Control Module (FCM) provides improved fluid stability, calibrated and repeatable performance from day-to-day and machine-to-machine.
  • QED.NET software is configurable for production/batch modes or prototyping runs, allowing optimum throughput with any level of operator skills.

Q-flex systems are designed for a production-oriented environment.

Q-flex Downloads

Q-flex  Product Sell Sheets
Watch the Q-flex 100 in action

These short videos show the Q-flex using freeform technology to polish different optics.

Polishing Results
  • Q-flex 300 Polishing results