Ion Beam Polishing Equipment
By being the final polishing step of telescopes’ optical for example, ion laser beam polishing turns out to be the technology to reduce a surface’s roughness. Alliance Concept designs and manufactures ion polishing equipment intended to this type of polishing in particular.
By moving over an ion gun against an optical part, all under vacuum, this technology enables, under certain conditions, to operate on a resolution of the order of the nanometer in terms of thickness.
The implementation of this machining technology requires, among other things, a perfect knowledge of vacuum movements to manufacture an ion polishing system. In order to carry out an ion polishing on an optical part with a bend radius, the ion source must be moved by a multi-axis robot guaranteeing a uniform sweep of the entire surface to be treated.