9 December 1983 Design And Construction Of A Large, Vertical Axis Diamond Turning Machine
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A 64-inch swing, vertical spindle axis precision lathe has been constructed. The machine incorporates a multiple-path laser feedback system, capacitance gauges, a 32-bit computer and capstan drives to provide two axes of tool motion in a 32-inch radius by 20-inch length working volume. Dimensional stability of critical components is achieved through the use of low coefficient-of-thermal-expansion materials and temperature-controlled heat sinks. Projected accuracy of the machine is approximately one microinch rms.
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R. R. Donaldson, R. R. Donaldson, S. R. Patterson, S. R. Patterson, } "Design And Construction Of A Large, Vertical Axis Diamond Turning Machine", Proc. SPIE 0433, Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936790; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936790


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