Part-support studies for diamond-machining mirrors
Four methods of part support for holding metal mirrors during diamond machining were studied. These methods were: (1) clamping to the edge of the mirror, (2) supporting the mirror in a rubber potting compound, (3) holding by vacuum, and (4) supporting by using a three-point hard-bolted mount. It is indicated that the three-point support, when used with suitable machining parameters, was the most satisfactory for fabricating a large number of mirrors.
NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
- Pub Date:
- February 1982
- Support Systems;
- Engineering (General)