Manufacturing includes normally testing because if you can¡¯t measure, you can¡¯t manufacture.
Now days more and more tailed manufacturing is required due to specific customer needs. In order to keep competitive and provide affordable solutions we have to do trade-off between tailed and scalable platform technologies:
¡ñ Manufacturing: Removal, additive, modification, hybrid/integrated,¡
¡ñ Testing: Contact and non-contact for 1D, 2D and 3D in nano-, micro-, macro-, astro-scales; including gravity, velocity, acceleration, ¡
¡ñ And digitization (Industry 4.0): Automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc. to increase efficiency and reliability etc.
This paper offers an overview about optical precision manufacturing and testing technologies based on selected applications, then shows three examples to point out the related challenges.
Hexin Wang, Vice President of the Corporate Research & Technology and Government Affairs, ZEISS China Innovation and R&D Center, Carl Zeiss Shanghai Co., Ltd.
¡ñ Obtained the bachelor and master respectively in 1982 and 1985 in China, and PhD in 1992 in Germany
¡ñ Worked at the Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, University of Oldenburg and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany
¡ñ Joined Zeiss in 1996 and won Zeiss Innovation Prize in 2005. He is one of the initiators/drivers for executing a ZEISS key technology since 2003 and for founding the pilot ZEISS Innovation Office in China in 2006. He is the founding director of the Corporate Research & Technology in China
¡ñ Is a guest professor of Fudan University and a reviewer for the sixth and seventh framework programs of European Community
¡ñ Belongs to the editorial board of the journal AOT ¨C Advanced Optical Technologies, and the president of Advisory Committee of the Society of Chinese physicists in Germany (GCPD e. V., www.gcpd.eu. founded in 1990 in Germany)