@ Finishing Procedure
1. Polycarbonate lens can edged using present CR-39
procedure with slight modifications using a dual propose
2. Use the dry edging for polycarbonate lenses. coolant
should be turned off until the last
one or two cycles.
This will makes the lens edge brighter.
3. Clean the edge machine regularly, If there are chips
sticking on the diamond wheel, clean them with oil stone
or sharp pick.
4. Adding a filter at the end of
water pipe from the edge
machine to filter the edging chips.
5. Take down the bigger chips carefully from the
when they are found during the edging process to smooth
the edging work.
1. A standard ceramic wheel may be used. Dry beveling is preferable as wet tends to load wheel and is slow.
2. If chips
are found at the edge of the lens, use single edged razor blade to remove. Be carefully not to damaging the lens.
1. Use standard CR-39 grovving machines dry.
2. If chips remains in groove, use a pick or single edged razor blade to
1. General drilling machine can be used. However, use sharp drill is important. A dull drill will melt the material plus add
stress to the lens. Adjust speed of drill to approximately 160-180 RPM.
2. Clean the chip in the drilling hole by a tooth
pick or tiny stick.
1. Use standard CR-39 techniques with a buffing wheel and polishing compound. But, use softer and delicate polishing cloth.
green oil polishing earth is recommended.
2. Use slow speed on buffing wheel and less pressure than CR-39 to minimize
stock removal and heat build-up.
1. The rule to keep in mind when glazing PC Lenses is to eliminate stress to the lens from improper sizing. mountingor excess
tightening of screws, stress will eventually lead to the crazing or cracking of the lens usually days or weeks after dispensing.
2. The crazing or cracking will usually appear and localized fine hailines radiating inward from the overly stressed area
of the edge of the lens or from an overly tightened screw mout. Occasionally, if the lens is evenly oversized, the equal stress
will result in the center of the lens cracking.
3. Inspect mounted lenses using a polariscope.Excessively stressed areas
will appear as bright colors. usually purple and yellow. hand edge or loosen the screw until the stress is removed.
With screw mounts, use inserts or washers where polible.
@ Trouble Shooting
Problem A: Edging melting or cracking at edging
Problem B: Lens bending in frame or
cracked after worn a period of time