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Modular reconfigurable spot tool
Author(s): Ray Williamson
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Paper Abstract

Conventional spot tools are precise, monolithic hard tools made to manufacture specific optics. A modular spot tool is described which consists of a base sphere and individual lathe-turned pucks functioning as lens seats. It can be reconfigured for a variety of radii, thicknesses and wedges, and it may be fabricated and qualified as fit for use with equipment available to the small optics shop.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1994, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167978
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Ray Williamson, Virgo Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1994:
Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing IV
Victor J. Doherty, Editor(s)

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