An Experimental Investigation of Optimal Grinding Condition for Aspheric Surface Lens Using Full Factorial Design


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To enhance the precision and productivity of ultra precision aspheric surface micro lens, the development of ultra-precision grinding system and process for the aspheric surface micro lens are described. In this paper, an ultra-precision grinding system for manufacturing the aspheric surface micro lens was developed by considering the factors affecting the grinding surface roughness and profile accuracy. This paper deals with the mirror grinding of an aspheric surface micro lens by resin bonded diamond wheel and with the spherical lens of BK7. The optimization of grinding conditions with respect to ground surface roughness and profiles accuracy is investigated by design of experiments.



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Dongming Guo, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Jun Wang and Jun’ichi Tamaki




S. Y. Baek et al., "An Experimental Investigation of Optimal Grinding Condition for Aspheric Surface Lens Using Full Factorial Design", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 329, pp. 27-32, 2007

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January 2007




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