Accession Number : ADD004656

Title :   Thoroidal Polisher.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Shaffer,Joseph J ; Butler,John D

Report Date : 21 Nov 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A machine with separate motion on two axes for toroidal polishing and grinding of mirrors. The axes are at 90 to each other and the amplitude of motion in each direction is independently adjustable. A portion of this machine can be modified to serve as an adapter unit that fits on standard polishing machines and can be removed leaving the standard machines able to function in the normal way. A gimbal assembly and stablizer bar are used to prevent twisting between a lens and a polishing surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Machine tools, *Polishing, *Grinding, *Mirrors, Toroids, Axes, Amplitude, Motion, Adapters, Gimbals, Stabilization systems, Surface finishing

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE