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Evolution Of A Numerically Controlled Diamond Turning System
Author(s): P. Donald Brehm
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Paper Abstract

This paper will trace the evolution and development of single point diamond tool precision machining equipment from a simple single axis machine to a two axis CNC/Interferometer controlled lathe for machining of contoured optical surfaces. The design criteria basic to such machines to control machine rigidity, friction, geometrical accuracy, vibration, temperature, and positioning accuracy will be discussed. Various surfaces and the machine configurations suitable for producing them are listed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1978
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0159, Precision Machining of Optics, (27 October 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956836
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P. Donald Brehm, Pneumo Precision, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0159:
Precision Machining of Optics
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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