Numerical Simulation on Two-Step Isothermal Glass Lens Molding
Glass lens molding is an effective approach to produce precision micro aspheric glass lens at high efficiency. In this paper, a new two-step isothermal glass molding process was proposed. The mechanisms of new molding process were analyzed. Finite element simulation was conducted to analyze the key factors such as the pressing load, die damage, molding time and residual stress of lens during the traditional molding and the two-step isothermal molding. The results showed that the two-step isothermal glass lens molding process may decrease residual stress and improve stress and strain distribution. Furthermore, prolong the service life of die.
Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chao-Chang A. Chen, Choung-Lii Chao and Pei-Lum Tso
S. H. Yin et al., "Numerical Simulation on Two-Step Isothermal Glass Lens Molding", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 126-128, pp. 564-569, 2010