diamond turning - facility

       

 
We have one of the leading diamond turning facilities in Europe, housing 4 CNC single point diamond turning lathes and 1 fly-cutter. With lathes of different sizes and capabilities, we have great flexibility in assigning different workloads to different tools, ensuring the shortest delivery timescales.

Our diamond turning facility can routinely produce complex non-spherical surfaces on a comprehensive range of optical materials and metal alloys. Transmissive optics can be machined as aspheric, diffractive, hybrid and Fresnel lenses in Germanium, Zinc Sulphide and Selenide, Silicon and acrylic and other plastics. Reflective optics and mould tools can be machined in aluminium alloys, OFHC copper and copper alloys, brass, bronze and electroless nickel. 

The most recent addition to the diamond turning facility is a Nanoform 700 single point diamond turning lathe from Precitech Inc. Capable of producing high quality optical form and finish on a wide range of non-ferrous metals, crystals and polymers, the Nanoform 700 can accommodate optical components up to 700mm diameter.

 

Precitech Nanoform 700

  • 2 axis CNC Lathe

  • Maximum component diameter: 700mm

  • Typical surface form: Lambda / 2 @633nm

  • Typical surface finish: <5nm

  • On machine profilometer + portable Fisba phase shifting interferometer

  

Precitech Optimum 2400

  • 2 axis CNC Lathe

  • Maximum component diameter: 200mm

  • Typical surface form: Lambda / 2 @633nm

  • Typical surface finish: <5nm

  • On machine profilometer + portable Fisba phase shifting interferometer

 

2 off MSG 325's

  • 2 axis CNC Lathe

  • Maximum component diameter: 400/560mm

  • Typical surface form: Lambda / 2

  • Typical surface finish: 10nm

  • On machine visible interferometer

  

Fly cutter

  • 1 axis fly cutter

  • Typical surface form: Lambda / 2

  • Typical surface finish: 10nm

  • Kugler dividing head allowing rotation of polygon & cube components

 

 

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