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    STP1028

    Ultrasmooth Sapphire Produced by Noncontact Polishing

    Published: 01 January 1988


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    Abstract

    The history and theory of noncontact polishing is discussed, along with a simple machine that will perform noncontact polishing including lap speeds and polishing pressure. Research using this machine is described. An extended polishing experiment produced the smoothest surface ever measured at the Naval Weapons Center.

    Keywords:

    aquaplaning, noncontact polish, sapphire surface roughness, tin lap


    Author Information:

    Shaffer, JJ
    Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California

    Bennett, JM
    Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California


    Committee/Subcommittee: E13.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18550S