Understanding the Optics of Optical CNC Machining

As quoted on our website: “In the optical world, microns are taken very seriously.”. Which is why we want to broaden our readers understanding of the ‘Optics of Optical CNC Machining’.

Understanding the Optics of Optical CNC Machining

Optical CNC machining involves the use of computer numerical control technology to manufacture optical components with precision and accuracy.

At ZHT, we pride ourselves in our precision solutions, applying CNC principles to the fabrication of optical components such as lenses, mirrors, prisms, and filters.

Our CNC machines, and the specialists who run then, use computer-controlled movements to precisely cut, grind, polish, and shape optical materials to achieve the desired specifications.

Our process includes:

Precision Workmanship

One of the key advantages of optical CNC machining, is its ability to produce components with extremely tight tolerances. This precision is crucial in optical systems where even slight deviations can significantly impact performance.

Complexity Solutions

CNC technology enables the fabrication of complex optical shapes that would be challenging or impossible to achieve manually. This includes aspheric lenses, freeform optics, and other non-traditional geometries that are increasingly important in modern optical systems.

Industry Diversity

Such machining is used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, telecommunications, medical devices, automotive, and consumer electronics. It’s crucial for producing optical components used in cameras, telescopes, microscopes, laser systems, and many other devices.

Overall, this plays a vital role in the manufacturing of precise and high-performance optical components essential for various applications across industries. ZHT is here to help with that!

Optical CNC Machining in Port Coquitlam

Optical CNC Machining

As discussed on our Optical CNC Machining page

We make use of our 4-axis and 5-axis Hermle Machining Centres to achieve machining tolerances measured in microns. With this capability we successfully cater to the optical industry’s requirements for machined parts such as lens tubes and lens mounts. These ultra-high precision parts are machined and inspected in our temperature controlled environment, and final inspection is usually performed under a microscope to assure the required surface finishes are blemish free and contain no FOD (foreign object damage).

Seeking additional information on optical machining? Call us at (604) 468-1991 or visit our machining shop at 1452 Spitfire Place in Port Coquitlam. We look forwarding to discussing your business needs with you!