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Machinability Aspects Of Diamond-Turned Metal Optics
Author(s): J. B. Arnold; P. J. Steger; T. O. Morris
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes some of the first work done to gather machinability data in order to better understand the mechanics of the diamond-turning process. Basic force data have been measured for the most common metals used in optical fabrication (electroplated gold, silver, OFHC copper, and 6061-T6 aluminum). In addition, force and surface deformation data were gathered on large and small-grained electroplated copper and electroplated nickel. Residual stress was measured as a function of the depth of cut in order to begin to understand how the history of the machining process could influence surface quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1976
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0065, Design, Manufacture and Application of Metal Optics, (15 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954520
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J. B. Arnold, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (United States)
P. J. Steger, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (United States)
T. O. Morris, Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0065:
Design, Manufacture and Application of Metal Optics
William P. Barnes, Editor(s)

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