Lampin has a long-term relationship with Coburn Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of computer integrated optical equipment. While designing the company’s new gemini™ lens processing system, Coburn engineers worked closely with Lampin engineers on the heart of the mechanical system—a hexapod design that eliminates hard laps and produces a more exact lens prescription.
The original hexapod leg design for gemini™ incorporated seven parts and required precise fits and considerable assembly time. During a conversation with Lampin’s account manager, however, a Coburn engineer sketched a revised design that addressed concerns about the original design.
Within days, Lampin supplied prototypes based on the new design. Today, the improved design is more reliable and aesthetically pleasing while also offering documented cost savings in excess of 50%.