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3 May 1982 Introduction To Precision Machining Of Metal Optics
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Proceedings Volume 0315, Reflecting Optics for Synchrotron Radiation; (1982)
Event: 1981 Brookhaven Conferences, 1981, Upton, United States
New technologies are continually being developed and applied to machine tools which improve the quality and c pability of single point machining. The development of the single cryst diamond tool and recent improvements in vibration control have made possible the generation of optical quality surface finishes. The marriage of this surface finish quality with the tool path Flexibility of numerical control machine tools makes feasible the fabrication of many needed optical components. These components could not be fabricated by conventional lapping and polishing because of inadequate figure control and high cost. This report is intended to familiarize the reader with the basic requirements necessary for machining precision optical components. In addition, a brief description of capabilities existing at this facility is presented.
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Howard L. Gerth "Introduction To Precision Machining Of Metal Optics", Proc. SPIE 0315, Reflecting Optics for Synchrotron Radiation, (3 May 1982);


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