The application areas of the ULTRASONIC technology for optical industry are very broad. High-precision deep hole drilling, demanding component geometries in glass, mirror supports with thin-walled light weight structures of Zerodur, as well as rod lenses of corundum for scanner systems and endoscopy are typical applications. In this way, the ULTRASONIC Series has already advanced into the fields of projection and measurement optics, satellite building, the manufacture of optical levelling systems and other technical and scientific applications.
Due to the significantly reduced process forces, ULTRASONIC allows the usage of hollow diamond tools with smaller diameters with parallel reduced grinding pressure to the work piece surface. This results in less sub-surface damage and excellent surface qualities of Ra < 0.1 µm.
At this year´s EMO 2015 in Milan we will show the complete machining of a representative, technical glass component with thin-walled light-weight-structures down to 2 mm wall thickness in Zerodur. Similar work pieces can be found, for example in the field of EUV lithograph machines, which are used for the illumination of wafer plates for the microchip industry.
The optical component itself is used for the precise alignment and adjustment of the scanner unit. The material Zerodur guarantees the best thermal stability.
|ULTRASONIC 30 linear||ULTRASONIC complete machining of thin-walled light-weight-structures in glass|
|ULTRASONIC complete machining from the raw block material||The reduced process forces allow the feasibility of thin walls of only 2 mm|