Glass Polishing & Lapping
Vyoptics can accommodate a range of specialist precision glass polishing and lapping requirements, large or small. We offer the latest technologies in double-sided planetary polishing, using 3-way drive machines producing high volume rates. If a laser-quality finish is required, our single-sided machines can polish up to lambda 10 flatness.
We can also polish the edges of windows and squares. Windows, plates and substrates are routinely processed in batch runs at competitive rates.
A large proportion of our contract polishing and lapping work is carried out to customer-supplied materials.
Our lapping services include all optical materials and glasses, as well as metals, alloys, alumina and ferrites. Using double-sided planetary machines, we focus on components when both sides need lapping to precision tolerances. Surfaces are lapped simultaneously whilst held in carriers, removing the need for fixing or clamping, and ensuring a stress free lapping process for the components without thermal distortion. Our lapping department handles 1 off to 1,000’s of components a day. In many optical applications where surfaces need diffusing, we can lap one or both sides to a stated finish from 5 microns to 100 microns. Find out more on our diffusers page.