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. This means that steep radius lenses tend to be better suited to the CNC as the process is done one at a time. If the lens is shallow and you can fit many in a block it can be beneficial to polish conventionally.
Polishing on 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 manufacture most precision optical components including spherical lenses, optical prisms, filters and precision windows. Also available is a custom lens design service enabling you to give us your optical requirement for us to create a tailor made solution.
Should you need a quote please get in touch and we will try our best to help.