Pat Bechtold

Marketing Technologist, OptiPro Systems

Pat Bechtold is Marketing Technologist at OptiPro Systems (Ontario, NY).

FIGURE 1. A freeform surface id defined in PROSurf by importing a CAD model.
FIGURE 1. A freeform surface id defined in PROSurf by importing a CAD model.
FIGURE 1. A freeform surface id defined in PROSurf by importing a CAD model.
FIGURE 1. A freeform surface id defined in PROSurf by importing a CAD model.
FIGURE 1. A freeform surface id defined in PROSurf by importing a CAD model.
Optics

Efficiently manufacturing precision freeform optics, from start to finish

July 21, 2021
The process of manufacturing a freeform optic relies on the interplay between sophisticated fabrication and metrology tools, both hardware and software.
FIGURE 1. With five axes of computer-controlled motion, UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is capable of polishing aspheric and freeform surfaces.
FIGURE 1. With five axes of computer-controlled motion, UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is capable of polishing aspheric and freeform surfaces.
FIGURE 1. With five axes of computer-controlled motion, UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is capable of polishing aspheric and freeform surfaces.
FIGURE 1. With five axes of computer-controlled motion, UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is capable of polishing aspheric and freeform surfaces.
FIGURE 1. With five axes of computer-controlled motion, UltraForm Finishing (UFF) is capable of polishing aspheric and freeform surfaces.
Optics

Optical Manufacturing: Polishing aspheres: Spanning the scale of material hardness

May 1, 2018
From soft optical glasses to hard technical ceramics, flexible technology enables efficient polishing of aspheric surfaces to submicron form accuracies.
FIGURE 1. The surface definition screen defines the acylinder's surface.
FIGURE 1. The surface definition screen defines the acylinder's surface.
FIGURE 1. The surface definition screen defines the acylinder's surface.
FIGURE 1. The surface definition screen defines the acylinder's surface.
FIGURE 1. The surface definition screen defines the acylinder's surface.
Software

Optics Manufacturing: CAM software package makes acylinder optics manufacturing easier and more efficient

June 12, 2017
Optically oriented computer-aided manufacturing software ties together metrology and fabrication for acylinders.