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Theoretical Tool Movement Required To Diamond Turn An Off-Axis Paraboloid On Axis
Author(s): D. C. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

Current techniques for manufacturing off-axis paraboloids are both expensive and insufficiently accurate. An alternative method, turning the workpiece about its axis on a diamond-turning machine, is presented, and the equations describing the necessary tool movement are derived. A discussion of a particular case suggests that the proposed technique is feasible.

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Date Published: 16 December 1976
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0093, Advances in Precision Machining of Optics, (16 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955109
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D. C. Thompson, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0093:
Advances in Precision Machining of Optics
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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