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Aero Research Associates Inc.
Map1350-9 Lincoln Ave.
Holbrook, NY 11741
United States
Phone: +1 740-385-4243
Fax: +1 740-385-9073
Toll-free: +1 800-845-2376
Aero Research Associates offers state-of-the-art diamond machined optic components using a variety of base materials such as aluminum, brass, or copper. Our specially designed proprietary technology enables us to economically deliver a fine specular surface in a great variety of shapes and sizes, from a simple flat to a deep ellipsoid with high eccentricities. Whether for prototype purposes or high production volume, Aero Research is the right source for your next project and will meet your specifications and deadlines in the most cost effective manner available on the market today.

The following data are provided as general guidelines of what we normally accomplish with diamond machining. Every case deserves individual consideration, and we invite you to discuss your metal reflector requirements with our engineering staff.

Shape..................With few exceptions: flats, concave or convex paraboloids, ellipsoids, hyperboloids, spheres and toroidal sections including off-axis variations of these figures. Cylindrical form of elliptical or circular cross sections.

Sizes...................To 860 mm diam for revolved shapes.

Optical Speed (f stop).........From 0.1 to 0.20.

Form Accuracy ....................Absolute surface accuracy: ± 3 µm. Figure accuracy: to 1/2 wave @  632.8 nm or better depending on size and shape of mirror.

Slope Error...........Less than 5 arcsec.

Surface Finish......A 100 Å (.4 µin.)rms or better

Blur Circle...........As small as 10 µm

.................Electro and electroless nickel, gold, rhodium and silver

Evaporative Coatings.........Gold, protected gold, silver, protected silver, enhanced aluminum, AlSiO, AlMgF2 and silver with MgF2
Established: 1980
Employees: 6
Facility area (sq. ft): 6,500
Ownership type: Privately Owned
Deborah Lytle, Pres.
James Birmingham, Engr./Prodn. Mgr.
Green Manufacturing Green Manufacturing
Green Facility Green Facility

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