40.000 kg of concrete for precision down to 0.00015 mm
It’s on ultraprecision machines (UPM) with four and five axes that metallic masters required for plastic optics and metal mirrors are milled. Customers expect from IMOS the highest possible precision as well as short delivery time. To be able to meet quickly the increasing demand for optics, IMOS is expanding its machinery equipment. Manufacturing accurate free-shape surfaces requires machines operating within temperature controlled chambers on 40,000 kg of concrete foundations. In addition the machine bed is provided with vibration absorbers. This will also ensure protection against minutest shaking. It takes some effort to obtain an accuracy down to 0.00015 mm.