Flexible Combination of Optical Metrology Strategies for the Automated Assembly of Solid State Lasers

  • Robert Schmitt
  • Alberto Pavim

The technological development of opto-mechanical products is driven by the dynamical change of the customer preferences/needs and by the trend of miniaturisation, which defines big challenges to the fields of precision manufacturing and assembly. Especially the field of precision assembly of optical components is still characterised by a significant amount of manual procedures, resulting in higher costs associated to the assembly tasks. These can reach up to 80% of the total manufacturing costs, which states a strong demand for automation in this sector.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Schmitt
    • 1
  • Alberto Pavim
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production EngineeringWZL at RWTH Aachen University, Chair of Metrology and Quality ManagementAachenGermany

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