The "Fine Machining and Optics" develops the technologies required to manufacture and machine precision components. Our developments are driven by a thorough understanding of the underlying engineering principles which are transferred to industrial practice through our practice of addressing specific questions, using state of the art machinery and software techniques. The technology portfolio encompasses ultra-precision grinding and polishing, diamond machining as well as molding of high precision glass components, which we undertake from start to finish, beginning with tool design through to molding the finished optics.
We develop robot and machine-based grinding and polishing technologies for automated fine machining operations to replace operations which are still conducted manually in tool and mold making and in the manufacture of aero-engine components.
- Precision Glass Molding
- Non-Isothermal Glass Molding
- Simulating glass molding processes
- Coating glass molding tools
- Vacuum-assisted deep drawing of thin glass
- Micro- and nanostructuring of glass optics