The measurement and analysis of the three-dimensional form of curved surfaces

McBride, J.W. and Cross, K.J. (1996) The measurement and analysis of the three-dimensional form of curved surfaces. International Journal of Machine Tools Manufacture, 36, (5), 597-610. (doi:10.1016/0890-6955(95)00051-8).


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In an attempt to reduce manufacturing costs, contact lenses are manufactured using a cast moulding technique. If quality is to be maintained, it is essential that the mould components are manufactured to very high standards, with particular emphasis being placed on the curvature of the optical surfaces. If these surfaces are to be: accurately measured and described, then they must be considered in three dimensions. Several different :measurement instruments have been considered for this purpose, and three-dimensional numerical algorithms developed for assessment of the data from these instruments.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0890-6955(95)00051-8
ISSNs: 0890-6955 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21125
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
May 1996Published
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:39

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