MicroMachining

We could use a good way to machine very small things-- not nano scale but more on the order of 0.1" overall, with features down to ~ 0.0001" maybe. (For scale purposes, 1 micron is 0.00004")

Examples:
  • optics for things like a 2:1 splitter
  • reflector for tethyx

It would be really cool to be able to machine lenses in some way where they'd have optically useful surface properties (smooth finishes, etc.)

A piece of this puzzle is probably vapor deposition and sputter coating.

This open access book looks like a great place to start learning about this.

-- BenDugan - 04 Jul 2013
Topic revision: r1 - 04 Jul 2013, BenDugan
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