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Mirror Blank Manufacturing For The Emerging Market
Author(s): W. C. Lewis; W. D. Shirkey
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Paper Abstract

The historic market for large mirror blanks can be characterized as a "custom" market, which now appears to be evolving toward higher volumes, multiple modules, and lower mass for application in both land-based telescopes and in space systems. Corning Glass Works is currently evaluating alternatives that would evolve the manufacturing processes to keep pace with the emerging market. An overview of some of the considerations, including alternatives as to types of glass, initial glass form, glass utilization, equipment and mechanization, frit versus fusion bonding, etc. is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0332, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I, (4 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933534
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W. C. Lewis, Corning Glass Works (United States)
W. D. Shirkey, Corning Glass Works (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0332:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes I
Lawrence D. Barr; Geoffrey Burbidge, Editor(s)

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