Precision Aspheres: Manufacturing & Metrology
Aspheres have allowed optical designers to create systems and products that push the limitations of performance across several fields. In this presentation, we will explain the various processes utilized to manufacture precision aspheres. Our presentation will apply to grinding and polishing aspheres, as well as the metrology utilized to verify important specifications such as form error, slope error, and surface roughness. This will assist optical designers in understanding the common challenges in regards to aspheric manufacturing.
Justin Tracy, Advanced Process Supervisor, LaCroix Precision Optics
Justin Tracy is the Advanced Process Supervisor at LaCroix Precision Optics. Justin has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing precision optics, specializing in sub-aperture processes.
Since 1947, LaCroix Precision Optics has positioned itself as a premier domestic volume and prototype manufacturer of custom precision optics. Capabilities include spherical, aspherical, plano, and custom coated optics. At our facility in Batesville, Arkansas, we use both traditional methods and advanced CNC processing to achieve the highest level of precision and quality demanded by our customers. ISO 9001:2015, ITAR certified and compliant.