Production4µ - Grinding and polishing was yesterday … !

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1 May 2006 - 30 October 2010
Fraunhofer IPT
Funded by: 
European Commission, EU


Precision glass moulding enables the cost-efficient replicative production of precise glass optics in one single process step. With this, it makes costly non-replicative production steps such as grinding and polishing redundant. Additionally, it allows to produce forms like aspheres, arrays or even diffractive optics, which can barely be manufactured with conventional process chains. A consortium of more than 20 companies, institutes and universities from all over Europe is advancing the precision glass moulding technology. This consortium with the title “Production4µ”, which is funded by the European Commission, is managed by Fraunhofer IPT.