The Edmund Optics® diamond turning facility is staffed with experts with 10+ years of experience in diamond turning a variety of materials utilizing various techniques including, but not limited to, standard turning, fly cutting, and post polishing nickel.
Single point diamond turning is a manufacturing technique for producing precision optical components including off-axis parabolic (OAP) mirrors, off-axis elliptical (OAE) mirrors, spherical and aspheric lenses, and flatwork. Edmund Optics® offers build-to-print or custom capabilities to meet your specific application needs and diamond turns components out of metals, crystalline materials, and plastics. Whether standard or custom, our expert optical design and diamond turning staff can develop customized solutions incorporating custom sizes and shapes, a variety of metal mirror coatings, or other modifications.
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|Diamond Turning Capabilities|
|Reflected Wavefront Error (P - V @ 632nm)||λ||λ/2||λ/8|
|Surface Roughness (RMS) Metals*|
*Exact values are dependent on the specific materal and size
|Surface Roughness (RMS): Crystalline Materials and Plastics|
|<50Å for Diameters 1/4" – 8"|
|Additional Diamond Turning Specifications|
|Geometries||Off-Axis Parabolas, Off-Axis Ellipses, Off-Axis Toroids, Spherical Surfaces, Aspheric Surfaces, and Planar Surfaces|
|Angles||0 - 90°|
|2 - 254mm
8 – 254mm
|Coatings||Uncoated, Aluminum, UV Enhanced Aluminum, Protected Gold, Bare Gold, Protected Silver, Anti-Reflection, and Custom (upon request)|
|Materials||Metals (Aluminum, Copper, Brass, and Nickel-Plated Surfaces), Crystalline Materials (Germanium, Silicon, Calcium Fluoride, and Zinc Selenide), and Plastic (Acrylic and Zeonex)|
Edmund Optics has build-to-print manufacturing capabilities and can diamond turn off-axis parabolic mirrors, off-axis elliptical mirrors, and other precision metal optical components to meet your exact specifications. Our diamond turning staff are experienced at optimizing designs for manufacturability and cost reduction.