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WOST Info Day: Production-ready optical design

Optimized optical designs show very good performance values in simulation. However, for real world implementation, manufacturing tolerances and other varying environmental influences must also be taken into account in the design process in order to keep waste to a minimum. For example, the real performance of plastic-injected lenses is often significantly lower than the simulated one, because the permissible deviation from the ideal shape may be exceeded. In addition, costly processes such as optical polishing are often used without validation. Through a realistic simulation of the actual effects of tolerances and other undesirable influences on production and performance of the optical system, saving potentials can be exploited while still assuring quality requirements. 

During the info day, an integrated approach of robust design optimization will be presented and discussed. The aim is to show which phanomena have a critical or non-critical effect on optical performance.

The presented results are also part of the VDI guideline:
VDI/VDE 5596 Sheet 1 Production-oriented optical development; illumination optics, non-imaging optics and free-form optics; optical design process >>

The info day is aimed at product and development managers as well as active and potential CAE users.

The info day will be hosted in cooperation with our technology partner CADFEM GmbH.


  • 1 pm | Introduction
  • 1:15 | Optical simulation under thermo-mechanical influences | CADFEM GmbH
  • 2:00 | Robustness evaluation under consideration of manufacturing tolerances for opto-mechanical systems | Dynardo GmbH
  • 2:45 | Break with refreshments
  • 3:15 | Practical examples: Multiphysical simulation under consideration of production influences  | ANSYS
  • 4:00 | Panel discussion

During the concluding panel discussion, all speakers will be available to answer questions of the audience.


June 5, 2019 (accompanying event WOST 2019)

Grand Hotel Russischer Hof | Goetheplatz 2 | 99423 Weimar


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The event is free of charge.

If you would like to learn more about practical RDO applications, visit the Weimar Optimization and Stochastic Days on June 6-7.

If you would like to paticipate only in the WOST Info Day 2019 "Production-ready optical design" please register here >>.