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Precision Optical Lapping

Precision Lapping is a specialist machine process which has replaced the intensive method of hand lapping.

The process achieves flatness, parallelism and quality surface finish under stress free conditions, without harming the component material or surface. A major advantage is that size control is consistent over large or small batches, providing thousands of items with the same end result.

Lapped components are widely used by aircraft and motor manufacturers, electronics companies, clockmakers and toolmakers, as well as in the optical and radar gas industries.

  • Applications include:
  • Pneumatic valves
  • Steel moulds
  • Meter equipment
  • Precision gyroscopes
  • Engine components
  • Printing machinery
  • Inspection & test equipment
  • Hydraulic valves
  • Slip gauges
  • Pumps
  • Seals
  • Gearboxes
  • Compressors

Lapping can be applied to practically all metal/alloy combinations, plastic, glass, silicon and ceramic.

For more information or to place an order contact our multilingual technical sales team on +44 (0)1622 859 444 or email us and discover how Knight Optical can improve your instrumentation and supply chain experience.