Coburn Intros System for High-Volume, Free-form Lens Processing

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.—Coburn Technologies will unveil True-Form, a high-volume production system for free-form and traditional Rx lenses, at International Vision Expo West. The True-Form System consists of the new CobaltDS high-speed digital surfacing generator and CobaltDP dual spindle soft-tool digital polisher.

“Several years ago, Coburn embarked on a large-scale research and development project into mass production digital and traditional Rx lenses,” said company president Alex Incera. “We analyzed the competitive landscape and evolving global market of high volume wholesale surfacing systems and made a substantial research and development investment in technical resources, development tools and technology.

“The result was quite positive and we have named it True-Form; simply a better way to produce free-form lenses. The release of the True-Form system marks a new era for Coburn Technologies. Early response to True-Form has been very exciting and customer shipments will begin in August.”

Curt Brey, vice president of marketing and business development noted that several critical differences set the new True-Form System apart from other high-volume digital surfacing systems currently on the market. “The CobaltDS Digital Surface Generator uses a new cold mist cutting technology which combines the benefits of a dry cut generator with those of a wet cutting process,” said Brey. “The result: the CobaltDS eliminates the need for a large, high-maintenance water reclamation system, yet it produces a surface finish that may just be the best in the industry.

“The CobaltDP Digital Polisher is a dual spindle, high-speed polishing machine which uses only three soft-tool laps to process the widest range of lenses, fast, and with crystal clear results,” Brey continued. “Together, the matched technology of the True-Form system can surface all plastic lens materials precisely, but notably processes polycarbonate faster and better than has been possible before. Both machines are also compatible with comparable competitive generators and polishers so most any lab can benefit from the innovation of True-Form technology.”