QED Technologies has introduced Q-flex, its next generation magnetorheological finishing (MRF) polishing system. The Q-flex system offers the determinism of MRF in a newly designed modular platform that allows quick configuration changes and provides manufacturing capabilities for difficult spheres, aspheres and freeform optics.
The system takes precision optics polishing to new levels of performance and flexibility while enhancing its ease of use. Q-flex incorporates all new MRF polishing head designs with 20, 50 and 150mm wheels. Features such as kinematic base plates and automatic head alignment enable tool-free head changeovers in minutes.
New QED.NET software, based on the latest .NET framework, provides different process flows for prototype and production modes, and allows for customised access by different levels of users. Its 'Wizard' feature guides users through many processes with an online help system available to answer any questions that may arise.