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Mirror Grinding Machine

My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. Dennis Rech's M-o-M designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it. Over the years, I'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, pulleys, etc. Most

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telescope mirror grinding / polishing machine with ...

Feb 15, 2016  The machine is shown grinding a 300 mm mirror.How to build a tachometer: florin.myip/blog/making-tachometer-grinding-polishing-machine-telescope-m...

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on ...

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Astro-Tel - Mirror grinding machine

MIRROR GRINDING MACHINE. I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A" Fig.3, Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine

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Mirror Grinding Machine Products Suppliers ...

In September 1858, shortly after his return from Europe, Draper began the construction of a mirror grinding machine of Lord Rosse’s design. Advances in Abrasive Technology XVI The superhard diamond grinding wheel with large-grit size plays an important role in precision mirror grinding

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages of ...

The M-o-M is a marvellous machine due to its simplicity and yet refined design. It is extremely flexible accommodating mirror sizes from 4 inch up to 20 inch (with slight modifications) and can be used for all three steps necessary in producing a mirror. That is you can use it to grind, polish and figure your optics.

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Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine - ATM, Optics ...

Mar 16, 2015  Page 1 of 5 - Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hello, I am on the half of the way to make a mirror grinding machine inspired by original M-O-M design. I made the pulley arrangement such a way that, both the turn table eccentric spins at 50 RPM fixed. I wont go for making mirror bigger that 10.5 (or max 12).

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Mirror Grinding Machine - YouTube

this is my nearly completed fixed post mirror grinder. still some work to do left, but this is a test for functionality. there's also a short vid on my dig...

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors I designed and built a grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. By slipping on and off a couple of belts, the machine can quickly be reconfigured for spinning work or for stroking work.

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Mirror Grinding Machine, G. W. Ritchey National Air and ...

The machine was used for making numerous mirrors over the next four decades and extensively modified over that period. It embodies the "sub-diameter tool" design approach to making large telescope mirrors whereby the grinding tool is drawn across the mirror blank by programmable rotating arms.

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The Design - Mirror Grinding Machine

The Design . I began by measuring the sizes of what I already had, a 1/3 hp 1750 rpm electric motor and a 25:1 geared speed reducer. Then I took a rough cut at the MoM-20 H-frame and placed the motor and gear box on it. Lining up the pulleys, drilling holes for the mounting bolts and making sure the belts would clear everything drove the design

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Mirror Grinding Machine, G. W. Ritchey National Air and ...

The machine was used for making numerous mirrors over the next four decades and extensively modified over that period. It embodies the "sub-diameter tool" design approach to making large telescope mirrors whereby the grinding tool is drawn across the mirror blank by programmable rotating arms.

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on ...

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Mirror grinding machine construction log - James Crombie

Mirror grinding machine construction log ... The current project really started out as a design exercise for my CAD work, something to ... suited to building a mirror grinder with. The machine contained a large speed reducer (47-1 ratio), a variable speed mechanism, motor mount and tachometer. the frame was too small to be able

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Leonardo Da Vinci's mirror making machines

ÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝÝ In his Codice Atlantico, Leonardo offers two of sketches of mirror making machines.Ý One machine is designed for grinding concave mirrors of small focal length.Ý The other machine, a much larger piece to implement, grinds mirrors of large focal lengths.Ý Though Leonardo da Vinci creates sketches of mirror grinding, one ...

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Mirror Grinding Machine Products Suppliers ...

In September 1858, shortly after his return from Europe, Draper began the construction of a mirror grinding machine of Lord Rosse’s design. Advances in Abrasive Technology XVI The superhard diamond grinding wheel with large-grit size plays an important role in precision mirror grinding

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Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine ...

Oct 15, 2012  Page 1 of 2 - Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hey guys. Im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing and curve generating machine. Ive got loads of questions regarding the design so Ill just start firing away Do I need an eccentric moving tool to be able to polish a mirror spherical?

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM, Optics ...

Mar 06, 2006  Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I want to make a motorized mirror grinder , any good info on this , i have a couple geared motors , low speed high torque. One more question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you , John

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Parabolic Mirror Grinding Machines Products Suppliers ...

Insaco, Inc. Lens Grinding Polishing Specialized Lens Generating and Polishing Equipment allows Insaco to Manufacture a wide variety of Lens in Sapphire and other Optical Materials. Since 1947 Insaco has been a precision machining and polishing fabricator of parts from all technical ceramics, sapphire, glass and quartz. We machine these materials to very precise tolerances (many times ...

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Mirror Grinding Machine - ATM, Optics and DIY Forum ...

Sep 29, 2010  Mirror Grinding Machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I have some interest in building a grinding machine for possible up to an 18 mirror , but something that will also do a 6 or 8 mirror. I have plans for the Mir O Matic but would like to do something a bit more modern. I have some ideas about using a AC drive and a large aluminum disk for the turntable and have made a parts list

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Top Metaltech

Pyramid uses the high-performance 40-axis homemade mirror grinding machine which generates high quality mirror sheets with 1.5 meters per minute. The production is fully automated with high quality and high stability. NO.8 Thicker Plate( Thicker Gauge)

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Mel Bartels' Amateur Telescope Making

The I.A.U. named asteroid 17823 Bartels discovered 1998 by J.M.Roe in recognition for my contributions to amateur astronomy. Making is the Key to Knowing. A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Amazingly you can grind a mirror by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools.

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The Design - Mirror Grinding Machine

The Design . I began by measuring the sizes of what I already had, a 1/3 hp 1750 rpm electric motor and a 25:1 geared speed reducer. Then I took a rough cut at the MoM-20 H-frame and placed the motor and gear box on it. Lining up the pulleys, drilling holes for the mounting bolts and making sure the belts would clear everything drove the design

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on ...

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Ritchey Mirror Grinding Machine National Air and Space ...

The machine was used for making numerous mirrors over the next four decades and extensively modified over that period. It embodies the "sub-diameter tool" design approach to making large telescope mirrors whereby the grinding tool is drawn across the mirror blank by programmable rotating arms.

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US1171174A - Parabolic-mirror-grinding machine. - Google ...

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SkyBadger - Mirror Grinding Machine. The mirror machine came to me as a result of astronomical horse-trading, swapping a large GEM mount and a 8" Newtonian OTA for the machine as it was and a start kit consisting of two 6" blanks and the grit, rouge and pitch to manufacture a mirror. The grinding machine had been built to the design of the ...

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Top Metaltech

Pyramid uses the high-performance 40-axis homemade mirror grinding machine which generates high quality mirror sheets with 1.5 meters per minute. The production is fully automated with high quality and high stability. NO.8 Thicker Plate( Thicker Gauge)

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Telescope Making Links - Designs and Techniques STAR ...

Astronomy, telescope making ,mirror grinding and testing Large Thin Mirror Making by Mel Bartels Grinding Machines Mirror-o-matic Tom Waineo's Desktop Grinding/Polishing Machine Ken Lilja's Grinding Machine Grinding Machine Figuring Figuring a Paraboidal mirror by thermal predistortion Optical Testing The Basics of Telescope Testing Test Stand

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Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY Astronomer ...

Nov 01, 2011  Basically there are two types of grinding/polishing machine. The ‘traditional’ type which involves the mirror rotating at a relatively slow speed, a few rpm for a big mirror (16-20 inches) with the tool moving across the mirror, from side to side, at a higher rpm depending on the size of the mirror

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Large Thin Mirror Making - BBAstroDesigns

In addition, a great deal of money will be saved: a finished 24" scope will set you back $7,000; grinding your own mirror and building the mount yourself will cost you $2,000. Amateurs have made mirrors up to 41" by hand. A grinding machine relieves the labor, but is not necessary. A 24" is the largest you can comfortably do solo.

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Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain ...

Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature. I ground the secondary with the mirror on a workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror. This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine could work well.

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Mel Bartels' Amateur Telescope Making

The I.A.U. named asteroid 17823 Bartels discovered 1998 by J.M.Roe in recognition for my contributions to amateur astronomy. Making is the Key to Knowing. A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Amazingly you can grind a mirror by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools.

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Hand Grinding a Telescope Mirror Telescope, Hand ground ...

Toshimi's PLATE is the predecessor to PLOP, used for mirror cell design by most ATMers. His site also has neat starmap software, useful astronomy math, homemade crayford focuser and unit-power finder. ... This video shows how to setup a mirror grinding machine for fixed-post grinding, also known as spin grinding or spinning. After setup, you'll ...

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Mirror Grinding Process Parameter Selection and Design - CORE

Mirror Grinding Process Parameter Selection and Design . ... Mirror grinding mainly depends on the precision of the machine tool, cutting and grinding amount and wheel selection and dressing. This paper mainly studies the MG1432 high-precision universal cylindrical grinder, exploring the impact on the workpiece roughness through selection and ...

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

Aug 19, 2019  Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. I like the fixed-post plan vs others with eccentric drives, because it gets the heavy grinding done in an automated

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