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Fabrication of Complex Optical Components

From Mold Design to Product

  • Ekkard Brinksmeier
  • Oltmann Riemer
  • Ralf M. Gläbe
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Production Engineering book series (LNPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Walter Michaeli, Maximilian Schöngart
    Pages 13-24
  3. Christian Brecher, Dominik Lindemann, Michael Merz, Christian Wenzel, Werner Preuß
    Pages 41-52
  4. Lars Schönemann, Werner Preuß
    Pages 53-66
  5. Ekkard Brinksmeier, Franz Hoffmann, Ralf Gläbe, Juan Dong, Jens Osmer
    Pages 67-83
  6. Fritz Klocke, Ekkard Brinksmeier, Oltmann Riemer, Max Schwade, Heiko Schulte, Andreas Klink
    Pages 85-98
  7. Fritz Klocke, Christian Brecher, Ekkard Brinksmeier, Barbara Behrens, Olaf Dambon, Oltmann Riemer et al.
    Pages 99-117
  8. Fritz Klocke, Olaf Dambon, Allen Y. Yi, Fei Wang, Martin Hünten, Kyriakos Georgiadis et al.
    Pages 119-132
  9. Gert Goch, Don Lucca, Andreas Mehner, Helmut Prekel, Heinz-Rolf Stock, Hans-Werner Zoch
    Pages 133-160
  10. Gert Goch, Robert Schmitt, Stefan Patzelt, Stephan Stürwald, Andreas Tausendfreund
    Pages 161-178
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About these proceedings


High quality optical components for consumer products made of glass and plastic are mostly fabricated by replication. This highly developed production technology requires several consecutive, well-matched processing steps called a "process chain" covering all steps from mold design, advanced machining and coating of molds, up to the actual replication and final precision measurement of the quality of the optical components. Current market demands for leading edge optical applications require high precision and cost effective parts in large volumes. For meeting these demands it is necessary to develop high quality process chains and moreover, to crosslink all demands and interdependencies within these process chains. The Transregional Collaborative Research Center "Process chains for the replication of complex optical elements" at Bremen, Aachen and Stillwater worked extensively and thoroughly in this field from 2001 to 2012. This volume will present the latest scientific results for the complete process chain giving a profound insight into present-day high-tech production.


management metrology mold making optics replication process chain

Editors and affiliations

  • Ekkard Brinksmeier
    • 1
  • Oltmann Riemer
    • 2
  • Ralf M. Gläbe
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory for Precision, Machining LFMUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Laboratory for Precision, Machining LFMUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3.Laboratory for Precision, Machining LFMUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. E. Brinksmeier, Professor for Manufacturing Technologies, University of Bremen; Director, Foundation Institute of Materials Science, IWT; Director, Laboratory for Precision Machining, LFM - Present research efforts include the areas of ultraprecision and micro machining (machining of optical molds, diamond machining of steel in optical quality and optical lightweight components), material dedicated machining (surface integrity, low distortion machining, difficult-to-machine materials), development of environmentally sound processes (focusing cutting fluids and energy saving processes), abrasives technologies (sensorized grinding wheels, grind hardening, polishing of molds), as well as modelling and simulation of machining processes.

Dr.-Ing. Ralf Gläbe - University of Bremen; Division: Manufacturing Technologies Department: Laboratory for Precision Machining.

Dr.-Ing. Oltmann Riemer, University of Bremen, Head of Laboratory for Precision Machining.

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