COM Summer SchoolAugust, 2002
Breakthrough Technologies for the Commercial Manufacture of Complex Optics
The Center for Optics Manufacturing (COM) hosted their annual Summer School program, New Machines, Tools, and Processes for Modern Optics Manufacturing, during June 2002. This program provided an intensive overview of the emerging technologies that will shape optics manufacturing during this century. Designed for those who must decide how to gain a competitive manufacturing advantage, this course was organized into 20 talks and tutorials that described the new computer-aided machines and deterministic manufacturing processes that are redefining industry capabilities. New approaches and insights based on materials and manufacturing science were provided to improve classical optical fabrication and introduce new manufacturing concepts. This year 40 students from 22 different companies and institutions in the USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Singapore attended COM’s program.
To learn more about the Center for Optics Manufacturing visit their web site at www.opticsexcellence.org.