Capabilities

Cimcoop is utilizing some of the most modern diamond turning equipment on the market today. Our ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities are strictly temperature and humidity controlled in order to deliver the highest accuracies possible, at or near the theoretical limits of the machine equipment.

Geometries we produce include rotationally symmetric spheres, aspheres and diffractives from 1 to 200 mm. In addition, we are able to turn freeform shapes to manufacture non-rotationally symmetric surfaces. Measurements are done on a best-in-class 3D tactile system

SINGLE POINT DIAMOND TURNING

Cimcoop is utilizing some of the most modern diamond turning equipment on the market today. Our ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities are strictly temperature and humidity controlled in order to deliver the highest accuracies possible, at or near the theoretical limits of the machine equipment.

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CNC grinding

Cimcoop uses state-of-the-art CNC machines to grind spherical and flat surfaces on Silicon, Germanium, optical glass and fused Silica. We deliver large quantities of Silicon pre-generated lenses that are used for demanding thermal imaging applications.

The remaining portion of the lenses we grind continues further to be delivered as complete single lenses or achromats.

CNC grinding of spherical and flat surfaces

Cimcoop uses state-of-the-art CNC equipment to generate precise shapes on various optical materials. We are capable of grinding spherical and aspherical shapes with high precision with diameters between 10 and 150 mm. In addition, we have CNC equipment for grinding of complex profiles on flat optical components, including but not limited to polygonal shapes, oval shapes, corners with specific radii and more.

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CNC POLISHING

Cimcoop is specialized in spherical polishing of optical glass and fused silica using CNC technology. The CNC process allows for a stable, cost-efficient and highly precise production process. When polishing precision optical lenses, even the automated CNC process requires significant skill and experience of the operators.

Our process engineers and machine operators know the intricacies of the CNC polishing process in order to design the optimal tooling and to set up the software in a manner that will achieve the required surface form and surface quality with the shortest possible  production time.

CNC POLISHING OF SPHERICAL SURFACES

Cimcoop is specialized in spherical polishing of optical glass and fused silica using CNC technology. The CNC process allows for a stable, cost-efficient and highly precise production process. When polishing precision optical lenses, even the CNC process requires significant skill and experience of the operators.

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Pitch polishing

Cimcoop uses the process of using pitch to polish highly precise spherical and flat surfaces from Silicon, Germanium, optical glass and fused silica. This process delivers supreme surface form and surface quality.

However, it requires significant skill from the operator and it takes many years to develop these skills. Cimcoop has among its ranks the so-called “golden hands”, professionals combining science and craft to its finest.

Pitch polishing

Cimcoop uses the process of using pitch to polish highly precise spherical and flat surfaces from Silicon, Germanium, optical glass and fused silica.

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CNC CENTERING

Cimcoop is using high-precision CNC technology for centering of lenses up to 200 mm in diameter. Standard diameter tolerances are within +/- 0.01 mm. The CNC technology allows optical lenses to be centered with a level of accuracy and repeatability that is not possible using older methods.

For that reason, it’s the technology of choice for high-accuracy centering around the globe today. In addition to standard edging, our machines have advanced capabilities such as processing of truncated (non-round) shapes and steps.

CNC centering

Cimcoop is using high-precision CNC technology for centering of lenses up to 200 mm in diameter. Standard diameter tolerances are within +/- 0.01 mm.

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CEMENTING AND VARNISHING

Cimcoop has significant experience in the production of optical assemblies such as achromatic lenses (doublets and triplets), cube beam-splitters and other optical assembly configurations. When the application requires black varnishing we use a specialized machine equipped with a zoom camera and special software. This allows us to achieve tight tolerances and ensure a stable and repetitive process.

Our varnishing machine for spherical optics is equipped with a zoom camera and special software allowing us to have very precise varnishing on the curved surfaces, something that is not possible to achieve with the naked eye.

CEMENTING & VARNISHING

Cimcoop has significant experience in the production of optical assemblies such as achromatic lenses (doublets and triplets), cube beam-splitters and other optical assembly configurations.

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Metrology

Depending on the production technology for each component, the geometrical and optical specifications are verified at various steps of the process. Our metrology equipment is regularly checked and calibrated according to ISO 9001:2015 certification requirements.

Each component we deliver is accompanied by a certificate of compliance (COC) as well as a material certificate of origin, test report, interferograms, profilograms, coating curves and other documents as required. Random sampling for the test reports is done using international inspection standards such as NF06-022 or MIL-STD-105E. 100% sampling is also possible upon request.

METROLOGY

In the field of high-precision optics, the ability to measure is just as important as the ability to produce. Being well aware of that, Cimcoop is continuously investing in modern metrology equipment in order to satisfy the ever-growing demands of the market.

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