TITLE

Bright ideas for Avoiding Consumable Mistakes

AUTHOR(S)
Bos, Julie
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
LabTalk;Oct2007, Vol. 35 Issue 158, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features expert advice on how optical manufacturers can increase laboratory quality and avoid mistakes in creating a lens, especially in the area of consumables. It discusses common mistakes in surfacing, lens blocking, generating the lens, refining, polishing, clean-up, finishing, and back-side coating. Tips offered include using cotton gloves, switching tape products, choosing correct finishing pad and polish, recycling blocking alloy, and replacing wash water and sponge.
ACCESSION #
67240246

 

Related Articles

  • getting in gear. Martinez, Liz // LabTalk;May/Jun2009, Vol. 37 Issue 9F, p14 

    The article presents the factors to consider in obtaining anti-reflection (AR) coating equipment in optical laboratories. According to Brian Peterson, product manager of coating at Satisloh North America, optical laboratories that do AR in-house often gains more coating and surfacing jobs. It...

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT…. Shepard, Barry // LabTalk;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 39 Issue 23F, p48 

    The article offers tips for buying optical laboratory equipment. It notes that buying the newest products is not always been a good option. It suggests to assess laboratory's needs in order to decide whether new, used, refurbished or rebuild equipment is the best choice. It also recommends to...

  • Last Resort Lab - the cure for indigestion. Martinez, Liz // LabTalk;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 34 Issue 154, p18 

    This article presents an interview with Jesse Arndt, sales and marketing manager at Epic Labs in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, about his organization's operations. Epic Labs use older equipment compared to other advanced machines used by other laboratories. A large percentage of the laboratory's work...

  • Dynamics of Digitally Surfaced Lenses.  // LabTalk;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 37 Issue 2G, p18 

    The article presents questions and answers related to digitally surfaced lenses, including how optical laboratories will know when to invest in equipment for creating such lenses and how the optical industry is accepting digitally surfaced lens technology.

  • EXPERT ADVICE.  // LabTalk;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 41 Issue 6C, p34 

    The article offers information and advice for optical lab owners on common equipment, lens, and process issues. For Ultraviolet (UV) coating lenses, it cites the importance to know that water is a solvent and the type of water used can affect results. For Digital Surfacing and Antireflective...

  • Communicating the Benefits of AR COATINGS. Markham, Bill // LabTalk;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 36 Issue 159, p44 

    The article discusses ways by which optical laboratories can boost the sales of anti-reflective or antireflection (AR) coatings, a type of optical coating for ophthalmic lenses, in the U.S. Information is presented on AR lens penetration rates in other countries like Japan, Western Europe and...

  • AIT to Unveil Proxima Edging System.  // Vision Monday;9/21/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p052 

    The article reports on the launch of the Proxima Edging System from AIT Industries. The system has a sleek, contemporary design and advanced technology. It also allows laboratories to process all lens materials with the latest coating technologies. According to the article, the system can save...

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT� SURVIVING THE DIGITAL AGE: ARE WE DINOSAURS YET? Peterson, Gary // LabTalk;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 40 Issue 02E, p30 

    The article discusses the digital free-form lens designs, a new wave in the optical industry which can open up opportunities for advanced products that might replace the traditional designs. Europe has 50% of its laboratories already into free-form while only a small number is reported in the...

  • LABTECH.  // LabTalk;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 38 Issue 15F, p38 

    The article evaluates various products from optical laboratories, including the NUVO blocking pad, a material for lenses from Dynamic laboratories, NXT Rx lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision, and Eye-d Progressive Lens Identifier from Super System Optical Technologies.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics