Ultra-precision aspheric and free-form optics
16 Jun 2006
Leveraging proprietary machining technology Kaleido Technology ApS is able to produce ultra-precision free-form mirrors for demanding applications in the automotive, aerospace, space and defence industries
Kaleido Technology will showcase its capabilities at the upcoming CLEO show at booth #1008. Working with glass, plastics and metals the company is able to produce free-form mirrors (up to 600mm diameter) with a surface roughness of less than 5 nm rms and a slope accuracy of better than 70 µrad. These capabilities have come about through the customisation of an ultra-precision machining centre with sensors to track its long-term temperature stability. With this information, and with in-house developed machine control software to directly control hardware features, the enhanced system can generate extremely smooth surfaces and complex geometries. Using their ultra-precision machining centre, Kaleido Technology is able to take a CAD file directly from a customer to produce prototype and production quantity free-form mirrors to the high degree of accuracy and surface finish. About Kaleido Technology
Kaleido Technology is a leading European manufacturer of OEM discrete and integrated optical components and sub-systems. Through innovative production methods the company seeks to provide high precision optics and optical systems at competitive prices. For further information on ultra-precision free-form mirrors please contact Kaleido Technology by email. Come and visit us at Optatec, 20-23 June, booth E22.