As part of the innovation network “injection molds for the production of precision freeform surfaces for optical applications” the examination whether and to what extent are the current manufacturing process for tools of precision freeform surfaces for optical applications in a technology is carried out on the basis of skills of the participating companies.

  • Identify development potentials
  • Use technologies effectively
  • Optimize the manufacturing of tools

Mission of the network is the joint development, production and marketing of new production strategies for tools. The aims of this are the development of new tool concepts, the use of synergies, creating of interfaces and delimitation against the open market. In order to that aims the network is confronted with the questions of the market: What are the costs for the implementation of a tool concept and which tool-strategy is right for which product-range?


Freeform surfaces for optical applications