2 September 2015 New decade of shaped beryllium blanks
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Near-net-shape powder consolidation technology has been developing over the past 30+ years. One relatively recent example is production of hexagonal shaped beryllium mirror blanks made for the James Webb Space Telescope. More cost saving examples, specifically from the past decade, utilizing growing experience and lesson’s learned whether from a mirror substrate or structure will be discussed to show the latitude of production technology. Powder consolidation techniques include Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) for either round or shaped blanks and Vacuum Hot Pressing (VHP) consolidation for round blanks. The range of sizes will be presented to further illustrate the latitude of current production capability.
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Don H. Hashiguchi, Don H. Hashiguchi, Jody Heberling, Jody Heberling, Jeffrey Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell, Amanda Morales, Amanda Morales, Aaron Sayer, Aaron Sayer, } "New decade of shaped beryllium blanks", Proc. SPIE 9574, Material Technologies and Applications to Optics, Structures, Components, and Sub-Systems II, 957403 (2 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2186896; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2186896
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