The Vision Engineering Lynx microscope requires a large (160mm) diameter lens of high quality including high surface quality (40-10).

  • Initial rejection rates for the lens were around 30%
  • The resulting shortage of available lenses caused a strain on production
  • The lens rejection rate also pushed up the build cost.

A technical team was set up to address this production issue. Each stage of the production process was assessed and the end result was that a far more efficient procedure for large lens production was developed. This same procedure is now standard for all large lens projects.