Bear in mind just a few days in the past we noticed an deserted place stuffed with optical sights? Now we have now optical sights for weapons once more however this time its not deserted and they don’t seem to be made but. We’ll see how these are being manufactured and assembled. Could be fairly attention-grabbing inside, because of Aslan who has visited a extremely secured manufacturing line of this Russian manufacturing facility specializing within the lengthy vary aiming optics. Regular individuals are not allowed there with a digital camera however he went and made these pictures! So let’s see, that must be attention-grabbing:
This manufacturing facility is located on the closed circuit territory belonging to a military manufacturing facility. The troopers on the checkpoint didn’t need him even to take the digital camera inside, however he managed to come back through the safety.
So let’s get right down to the enterprise. This can be a glass dice. These glass cubes are used to provide the lens – the important a part of the sight.
A few of them arrive from China. Employees on the plant instructed Aslan that earlier than the standard of Chinese language glass was fairly dangerous, however recently it bought higher.
Why do you utilize Chinese language glass when we have now Russian glass, requested Aslan.
As a result of Russian glass is 3 times costlier, was the reply. In fact it’s not a daily glass however some specifically chemically enhanced glass. Russian glass comes on this massive cubes you see on the picture.
In order that they reduce items out the cubes – like this.
However Chinese language companions ship them prepared premade elements like this on the picture.
So then these items go to sharpening machines. These machines are over forty years outdated however work fairly okay.
So here’s a future lens.
It’s being put contained in the machine.
And this gadget goes to shine it.
Whereas it’s sharpening the particular fluids being fed to make it moist.
The man reveals how the gadget polishes the lens.
Then this machine is used to measure its curvature.
If it’s not sufficient the sharpening continues.
These are totally different sizes of devices for various sizes of lens.
These lens appear to be candies says Aslan.
And this machine is used to chop that massive cubes of glass.
These are the cubes reduce in elements. Slices of glass.
Nevertheless they have to be like that first.
That is hand polish machine.
Just a few steps of sharpening. Nonetheless not prepared but.
This machine is used to course of that cup slices they get from the glass cubes.
On every glass bar he confirmed in hand they glue two spherical items – they act just like the limiter for grinding. So after grinding by the borders of these circles the glass bar turns into glass cylinder. Which is later reduce into flat lens.
After preliminary sharpening lens come right here.
With excessive temperature resin its being glued to this factor.
And inserted into one other factor.
Then the very first thing pulled off.
And lens turn into glued to the second factor. Humorous isn’t it.
Then some hammering.
And people spheres with lens go into the oven.And baked until prepared.
Then a razor used to scrap the surplus of resin.
If it’s fairly okay it goes additional on.
Right here. Aslan says this place impressed him most.
Listed below are some extra sharpening machines.
They polish lots of lens without delay.
Once more with fluids. It takes 1-4 hours to finish.
Every robotic hand polishes one small lens.
And right here large lens being polished.
Diamond powedered devices therapeutic massage rigorously these lens.
Here’s a brief video of the method Aslan made.
These issues are made again in 1958.
Then the polished floor going to be coated with particular lacquer. Look how shiny they’re?
With every step they give the impression of being increasingly superior.
Then they go to the acetone bathtub to take away the residues of resin and different stuff.
And listed here are completed lens.
Being measured once more to match the requirements.
The woman checks the standard of the lens. It ought to have any microscopic defects or scratches.
And right here is the subsequent step – centering of the lens. Their optical middle is being aligned with their geometrical middle.
This was an historic machine too however it bought related to laptop and upgraded.
They repair the lens.
And grind away the milimeters.
Then checked once more.
So lens are nearly prepared however the sights are usually not even began. Nevertheless the primary a part of this story is over and if you’re come again tomorrow or on Sunday to see the second a part of how these lens now being assembled into the sights themselves.
Massive because of Aslan for his journey and pictures!
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