MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D Precision 3D measuring station
With the MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D this experience has now been made available to the optical industry.
The MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D is a precision measuring instrument which with its very low measurement uncertainty is ideally suited to your process optimization requirements.
The MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D measures the topography of optical components. Of course, a quick 2D measurement can also be recorded with a profile across the zenith of the lens. For 3D measurements two linear profiles offset by 90° are first measured across the zenith of the lens in a single sequence. Then multiple concentric polar profiles are recorded by rotating the C-axis. These measuring points are used to generate a topography. With the fully positionable probe arm, interrupted surfaces can be measured.
Using the measuring station in a vibration-cushioned cabinet keeps external interference such as vibration and dirt away from the measuring objects. In this case, MarWin is the operating and evaluation software.
Before starting the measurement, choose the nominal form type and set the parameters for the expected reference lens. In the next step the measuring data is recorded and compared with the nominal data for the lens.
The RMS value, PV value, and lead error are shown as parameters.
In the software the individual parameters for the aspheres, such as the radius of curvature R0, conical constant k, and the aspheric coefficients Ai, can be adjusted to the measuring results when adjusting the nominal asphere to the fit asphere.
The differential topography between the measuring values and the nominal lens is displayed as a color-coded line chart.The 2D profiles and the differential topography can then be exported in known formats to correct the machine tool.
In addition to measuring spheres and aspheres as described above, other rotationally symmetrical objects can also be measured and evaluated using the nominal form as a conical profile or Sagitta description of a 3D scatter plot.