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    freeform

    Anyone know how many companies actually design their own freefom lenses

    My list would be:
    Shamir
    Hoya
    Essilor
    Rodenstock
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    I know that Hoya does.

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    Now what is your definition of "Freeform"?

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    You can add Indo and Augen to your list
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    You can add ICE-TECH

    ICE-TECH designs there own lenses. We make individualized lenses for wrap around sunwear as well as dress wear PALs.

    http://www.ice-tech.com/ice-techrx.asp

    We do not have a great deal of detailed information on our website but you can get an idea of our capabilities.

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    freeform software developers

    Indizen and Optixx are 2 software start-ups that developed free form software.


    please let meknow if you know of any other software/design providers

    thanks,
    alain

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    Quote Originally Posted by aserels View Post
    please let meknow if you know of any other software/design providers
    Indo, IOT and Crossbows. There is also a lens called Bowtie, but I know nothing more about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by optigrrl View Post
    Now what is your definition of "Freeform"?
    Use the search feature to find all of the many lengthy threads on this topic.

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    Rodenstock does

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    Not Augen

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqui View Post
    You can add Indo and Augen to your list
    Augen likes to call their lenses 'freeform' because the glass mold they cast the front-side PAL design with is cut with freeform technology. They are actually a front-side cast lens. They may or may not use freeform technology to grind the backside. The person I spoke with at their booth at VEW said that they will soon be launching a true freeform lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLG View Post
    Augen likes to call their lenses 'freeform' because the glass mold they cast the front-side PAL design with is cut with freeform technology. They are actually a front-side cast lens. They may or may not use freeform technology to grind the backside. The person I spoke with at their booth at VEW said that they will soon be launching a true freeform lens.
    I was mis-imformed. I was told they are true minus side freeform.
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    you can check out the lens guru theres a list of designs.

    http://www.thelensguru.com/digitalChart.php

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    How about adding one more company "TOKAI" in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLG View Post
    Augen likes to call their lenses 'freeform' because the glass mold they cast the front-side PAL design with is cut with freeform technology. They are actually a front-side cast lens. They may or may not use freeform technology to grind the backside. The person I spoke with at their booth at VEW said that they will soon be launching a true freeform lens.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqui View Post
    I was mis-imformed. I was told they are true minus side freeform.
    Have you guys/gals seen the Free-form generator they're offering? It looks like an Augen branded Schneider? Anyone know anthing on that one?


    http://www.eyecarebusiness.com/artic...article=101387

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    Quote Originally Posted by braheem24 View Post
    Have you guys/gals seen the Free-form generator they're offering? It looks like an Augen branded Schneider? Anyone know anthing on that one?
    I've seen it, but haven't been able to get any info on it. Is it Schneider or is it one of the Japanese machines?? The Japanese are or were making thier own freeform surfacing units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWTECH View Post
    ICE-TECH designs there own lenses. We make individualized lenses for wrap around sunwear as well as dress wear PALs.

    http://www.ice-tech.com/ice-techrx.asp

    We do not have a great deal of detailed information on our website but you can get an idea of our capabilities.
    Ca you give me some other details like some prices and what does waranty includes?

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    Augen actually made this themselves and will not be selling in the USA at this time. I was just at their office in San Diego.

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