Dependent on the lens geometry and numbers it will be decided to either manufacture the lens conventionally or using the CNC lens line. Generally the main reasons for the decision is based on the radius needed. As a result steep radius lenses tend to be better suited to the CNC as the process is done one at a time. However if the lens is shallow and you can fit many in a block it can be beneficial to polish conventionally.
Polishing using the CNC there will be a tooling charge as custom tools will need to be manufactured. If it is done conventionally provided you use one of the many tools we have in stock you won’t have the expense of the tooling charge. This can be beneficial when the numbers are small. Here you can find our tooling list in Zemax format which you can then use to optimise your design to our tools.
We can offer a one stop manufacturing solution for all precision optical components including spherical lenses, optical prisms, filtersOptical Filters and precision windows. Custom lens design service is also available enabling you to give us your optical requirement and for us to create a tailor made solution.
Should you need a quote please get in touch and we try our best to help.