Accession Number : AD0771806

Title :   Production and Inventory of High Quality Optical Glass Blanks.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar 67-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : CORNING GLASS WORKS NY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Helm, John B.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The objective of the program was to establish a manufacturing capability for high acuity optical glass blanks within the United States and to prove that capability by producing an inventory of 28 optical glasses. The report describes the background of the project, the preparations for productions, the production operations, the one composition approach, and data on glass produced. The production of this glass demonstrates that the technical knowhow and evaluation techniques exist in the United States but the demand for such glass is not sufficient to economically maintain a production facility ready to make such glass without funding from some governmental source. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL GLASS, OPTICAL MATERIALS, PRODUCTION.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE