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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: May 1996


Local EPrints ID: 21125
ISSN: 0890-6955
PURE UUID: 52625db8-62db-4445-b598-f896e1b316bc

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Date deposited: 03 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:27

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Author: J.W. McBride
Author: K.J. Cross

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