Big Phil

An Extreme Freeform

Meet Big Phil, an extreme freeform who has become a legend at Optimax. He is the largest freeform optic fabricated at our facility to date at 585 x 480 x 195 mm in size.

Watch the video below to see Big Phil in action and learn more about how he got his name.

Optimax Systems, Inc

The Challenge

To create a large conformal sensor window. It must keep an aerodynamic shape on a plane or ship to put this window behind a segment on either of these crafts. In order for the optical sensor system to go behind it, it has to be precise, which was the challenge with this project. The size was also an enormous challenge as it would not fit in most commercial systems.

Solution Delivered

We successfully developed a process to generate, grind, and polish a large conformal window.


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