A new evolutionary grinding process model has been developed for nanometric control of material removal from an aspheric surface of Zerodur substrate. The model incorporates novel control features such as i) a growing database; ii) an evolving, multi-variable regression equation; and iii) an adaptive correction factor for target surface roughness (Ra) for the next machine run. This process model demonstrated a unique evolutionary controllability of machining performance resulting in the final grinding accuracy (i.e. averaged difference between target and measured surface roughness) of -0.2±2.3(σ) nm Ra over seven trial machine runs for the target surface roughness ranging from 115 nm to 64 nm Ra.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics