The Center for Freeform Optics
An Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

5-axis CNC manufacturing


OptiPro USX-50 5-axis CNC manufacturing platform at the University of Rochester. 

Computer-Numerically-Controlled optical machining system. Five controllable axes: X, Y, Z, B & C with up to 5 axes of simultaneous movement. Fagor 8070 CNC machine controller, with a high-resolution LCD touch screen monitor.

Capabilities include machining/grinding of plano optics, spheres, and axisymmetric aspheres. Machining or contouring mode.

System based on bound abrasive metal-bonded cup tools. Optical glasses, optical ceramics, and stainless steel injection mold inserts.