Falcon MFG Co., Ltd.

Optical Precision Machining

The optical industry relies heavily on precision machining to produce high-quality lenses, mirrors, and other optical components. Which relies heavily on precision machining to produce high-quality lenses, mirrors, and other optical components. Thus, Swiss machining is an excellent choice for the optical industry, as it offers the precision, complexity, and speed required to produce high-quality optical components and instruments.

The key areas to control during the production process of optical components are machining accuracy, assembly accuracy, smoothness, and extinction. At  Falcon Swiss Machine Shop, we have mastered at least 475 methods for processing materials, 28 CNC techniques, 30 kinds of surface treatments, and core technologies for processing tiny and precise parts including micro-turning, micro-drilling, and precision WEDM. Currently, our optical equipment processing parts are mainly used in laser displays, laser cinemas, slide projectors, cameras, telescopes, microscopes, melting point meters, UV irradiation meters, imagers, projectors, and other optical equipment.

CNC Swiss Machining Optical Components

5 Advantages of Falcon Swiss Machining in the Optical Industry

1. Machining Capability: Falcon possesses 300+ machining equipment and 28 different machining processes. Utilizing advanced 5-axis CNC machines, Swiss machines, and mature processes such as turning milling, and compound machining, we can precisely mill components that meet the strict requirements of the optical industry. We ensure that the parts we produce have precise tolerances (±0.01mm~±0.001mm).

2. Surface treatments: Falcon offers more than 30 high-quality surface treatments, including anodizing, electroplating, sandblasting, polishing, engraving, screen printing, and spray painting. These surface treatments are commonly used for CNC machining optical parts.

3. Certification: We maintain international certifications such as ISO9001, ISO13485, and ISO16949, which indicate that we strictly implement environmental and quality management systems.

4. Robust DesignOur engineering team has over 20 years of machining experience and provides high-quality product design services that address the characteristics of the customer's part and its anticipated functional use, while also considering drawing requirements. We have provided millions of outstanding quality optical parts/components to countries in the European, American, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation regions, primarily used in applications such as mobile phones, watches, cameras, telescopes, microscopes, and laser devices.

5. PPAP Compliance: In addition to strict quality control, Falcon pays particular attention to whether the machined parts match the final product equipment of optical customers during the production process of optical parts. Falcon provides PPAP for optical industry customers to confirm that our engineers have correctly understood all requirements in the customer's engineering design records and specifications. This also proves that Falcon has strong supply capabilities to continuously meet these requirements in subsequent actual production processes.

5 Common Used Materials for CNC Swiss Machining Optical Components

Swiss machining is a precision machining process that is commonly used to manufacture optical components. The material options for Swiss machining optical components can vary depending on the specific requirements of the application, but here are some common materials that are used at Falcon machine shop:

  • Stainless steel: A common material used in Swiss machining due to its high strength and corrosion resistance.

  • Titanium: A lightweight and strong material that is often used in high-performance optical applications.

  • Aluminum: A lightweight and low-cost material that is often used in optical components for consumer electronics.

  • Brass: A copper-zinc alloy that is often used in Swiss machining due to its excellent machinability and low cost. It is also a good conductor of heat and electricity.

Engineering Plastics: Many different types of plastics including PEEK, acrylic, polycarbonate, and nylon etc, are often used for optical components in consumer electronics.

The Camera'S Aluminum Alloy Casing

The camera's aluminum alloy casing is made by cutting all screw holes and connectors from a single block of aluminum using Falcon's five-axis machine tool. The camera casing is not only structurally stable but also highly precise, with no errors. In addition, Falcon offers one-stop surface treatment services, such as micro-sandblasting, high-gloss AG

Swiss Machining for Optical

Internal Components of Microscope

Certain parts of a microscope are frequently in motion. This characteristic requires certain areas of its internal components to have very thin walls to ensure the microscope works properly during operation. Falcon provides our clients with a perfect solution to this challenge. By utilizing our mechanical micro machining technology, including 5-axis machining, Swiss machining, grinding, sinker EDM, and WEDM, we produce small parts with high precision and ultra-smooth surface finishes. We specify the best production plan to meet our client's requirements for wall thickness, quality, and cost savings.

Laser Equipment Parts

Laser equipment is widely used in various industries, such as the medical department for surgical procedures. The components of a laser device must be manufactured with high precision and strict tolerances to achieve the ideal performance and ensure the smooth operation of the laser equipment. Falcon is equipped with advanced CNC machine tools to manufacture common parts of lasers, such as housings, start rings, and reflectors, which have high dimensional accuracy and excellent surface finish for laser components.

Swiss Machining Optical Parts

Internal Precision Components of Watch

CNC swiss screw machining is used in the precise watch industry. These swiss screw machine parts are extremely small and require strict accuracy because they are crucial for the assembly, accuracy, and lifespan of watch products. Falcon uses excellent Tsugami and Star multi-spindle Swiss turns to produce these parts, and each batch is inspected for quality to win the hearts of European and American watch customers.

5 Common Used Surface Treatments on Swiss Machining Optical Parts at Falcon

Swiss machining is a high-precision manufacturing process commonly used in the production of optical components. The surface finish of the machined parts plays a crucial role in determining their optical performance. At Falcon Swiss machine shop, we commonly choose these surface finishes in Swiss machining of optical components:

  • Mirror finish: This is the smoothest and shiniest finish achievable through Swiss machining. It produces a highly reflective surface with minimal surface roughness. Mirror finish is typically used for optical components such as mirrors and lenses.

  • Satin finish: This finish has a slightly rougher surface than a mirror finish, but it still appears shiny. It is achieved by using abrasive materials during the machining process. The satin finish is often used for parts that require some level of light diffusion or glare reduction.

  • Matte finish: This is a non-reflective finish with very low surface roughness. It is achieved by using fine-grit abrasive materials during the machining process. Matte finish is often used for parts that require low levels of light reflection, such as black optics.

  • Bead-blasted finish: This is a rough finish achieved by blasting the surface of the part with small glass beads. It produces a textured surface with a uniform appearance. Bead-blasted finish is often used for parts that require a tactile surface or grip.

  • Anodized finish: This is a type of finish that involves coating the surface of the part with an oxide layer. Anodized finishes are often used for parts that require a protective coating or a specific color.

Falcon has mastered at least 30 surface treatments, ensuring perfect surface quality and optical performance for your optical components, contact us today!