Additive manufactured x-ray optics for astronomy

  title={Additive manufactured x-ray optics for astronomy},
  author={Carolyn Atkins and Charlotte Feldman and David J. Brooks and Richard Willingale and Peer Doel and M{\'e}lanie Roulet and Stephen M. Watson and William Andrew Cochrane and Emmanuel Hugot},
Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, has become a commercially established technology for rapid prototyping and the fabrication of bespoke intricate parts. Optical components, such as mirrors and lenses, are now being fabricated via additive manufacturing, where the printed substrate is polished in a post-processing step. One application of additively manufactured optics could be within the astronomical X-ray community, where there is a growing need to demonstrate thin… CONTINUE READING

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