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Experiment on TMT Prototype Surface Polishing by Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) Process

Experiment on TMT Prototype Surface Polishing by Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) Process - Timelapse video.

Last month, a full-size TMT segment prototype, underwent IBF testing of its surface quality at scia Systems GmbH in Chemnitz, Germany. scia Systems’ IBF chamber is large enough to carry out a detailed study of the final polishing stage of TMT’s 1.4m segments.

Video credit: TMT International Observatory

Experiment on TMT Prototype Surface Polishing by Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) Process

Experiment on TMT Prototype Surface Polishing by Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) Process - Timelapse video.

Last month, a full-size TMT segment prototype, underwent IBF testing of its surface quality at scia Systems GmbH in Chemnitz, Germany. scia Systems’ IBF chamber is large enough to carry out a detailed study of the final polishing stage of TMT’s 1.4m segments.

Video credit: TMT International Observatory