Electroless nickel is one of the best materials for making optical molding dies, because of its machinability with both single-point diamond turning and polishing, as well as its suitable hardness and durability. This paper deals with the ultra-precision polishing of aspheric molding dies for next-generation hard X-ray telescope mirrors, which require a super smooth surface with a roughness below 0.3 nm root-mean-square (rms). The material was machined using various methods, and a surface roughness of 0.23 nm rms was obtained on aspheric molding dies of 300 mm in diameter. A surface roughness of 0.16 nm rms was achieved on platinum/carbon multilayer mirrors, replicated from plano dies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Molding die
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering