More steps towards process automation for optical fabrication

David Walker, Guoyu Yu, Anthony Beaucamp, Matt Bibby, Hongyu Li, Lee McCluskey, Sanja Petrovic, Christina Reynolds

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In the context of Industrie 4.0, we have previously described the roles of robots in optical processing, and their complementarity with classical CNC machines, providing both processing and automation functions. After having demonstrated robotic moving of parts between a CNC polisher and metrology station, and auto-fringe-Acquisition, we have moved on to automate the wash-down operation. This is part of a wider strategy we describe in this paper, leading towards automating the decision-making operations required before and throughout an optical manufacturing cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
EditorsRolf Rascher, Oliver W. Fahnle, Christian Schopf, Christine Wunsche
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610972
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event4th European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing - Teisnach, Germany
Duration: 2017 Apr 42017 Apr 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference4th European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation
  • CNC
  • Fabrication
  • Optics
  • Robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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