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Precision Machining and Polishing of Ferrous Materials
Author(s): Phillip C. Baker
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Paper Abstract

The following discussion will cover the details of a study on 304 and 316 stainless steel. The purpose of the study was to attempt to optimize a hybrid method for producing specular mirrors in stainless steel and other ferrous materials like Be. The manufacturing approach taken involved the selection of a single point turning tool that would produce the minimum sub-surface damage condition. The criteria for sub-surface condition superseded that of an optimal surface condition due to the need for a post-polish of the materials. The reasons for this choice will become more clear.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0433, Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936789
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Phillip C. Baker, Optics West (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0433:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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