Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 66–76 | Cite as

Review of small aspheric glass lens molding technologies

  • Shaohui Yin
  • Hongpeng Jia
  • Guanhua Zhang
  • Fengjun Chen
  • Kejun Zhu
Review Article


Aspheric lens can eliminate spherical aberrations, coma, astigmatism, field distortions, and other adverse factors. This type of lens can also reduce the loss of light energy and obtain high-quality images and optical characteristics. The demand for aspheric lens has increased in recent years because of its advantageous use in the electronics industry, particularly for compact, portable devices and high-performance products. As an advanced manufacturing technology, the glass lens molding process has been recognized as a low-cost and high-efficiency manufacturing technology for machining small-diameter aspheric lens for industrial production. However, the residual stress and profile deviation of the glass lens are greatly affected by various key technologies for glass lens molding, including glass and mold-die material forming, mold-die machining, and lens molding. These key technical factors, which affect the quality of the glass lens molding process, are systematically discussed and reviewed to solve the existing technical bottlenecks and problems, as well as to predict the potential applicability of glass lens molding in the future.


aspheric glass lens mold-die manufacturing lens molding molding process simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaohui Yin
    • 1
  • Hongpeng Jia
    • 1
  • Guanhua Zhang
    • 1
  • Fengjun Chen
    • 1
  • Kejun Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.National Engineering Research Center for High Efficiency GrindingHunan UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringXiangtan UniversityXiangtanChina

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