What's it about?
Optimax Systems Inc. improved reliability of legacy asphere polishing platforms, preserving niche capabilities at a demonstrated level. In asphere manufacturing, key tools have evolved over the years. While not as capable, older technology is able to create useful surfaces, and, for some geometries, still represented the best option. Select work waited for older machines being repaired over and over. We set out to find a modernized version of these polishing platforms. We found we could not only match the results of the 20+ year old technology, but also surpass its functionality.
As we looked into replacing this antiquated technology, we first had to determine what aspects of the older platform made it such a success, and kept it as a go to piece of technology for asphere manufacturing. The negative aspects of this machine also had to be addressed, as we wanted to improve on the shortcomings for our replacement...