Raytheon ELCAN's diamond-turning facility is among the largest and most advanced in the world. Staffed with highly trained technicians operating state-of-the-art computer numerical control (CNC) machines, our extensive diamond-turning services provide for complete control throughout each stage of production.
We are capable of performing the design, development, production, coating and testing of diamond-machined flat, spherical, aspherical, plano, kinoforms, parabolas and diffractive infrared optics and integrating these components into high performance cost-effective subsystems.
Raytheon ELCAN is capable of machining a multitude of different polymers, crystals and non-ferrous metals. Some of the more commonly machined materials include:
- Zinc Selenide
- Zinc Sulfide
- Silicon and
- Calcium Fluoride.
Raytheon ELCAN diamond-turning development efforts have led to the implementation of improved processes that respond to new product development challenges quickly and efficiently. Other development efforts include diffractive testing methods, refractive and reflective systems, tool path correction capabilities, holographic testing methods and high-speed spindle capabilities. Diamond Turning is a controlled environment (±1°F).