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Downloadable Research Papers

Research and development to perfect the engineering and technology used in our products began over 30 years and still continues today. In this library we archive our achievements, research, studies, patents, and results so that you may see how our technology could meet your needs.

Performance Testing of the Praecis Temperature Control Unit (PTCU)
by Daniel C. Thompson. February 5, 2013. View the PDF (371k).

Thermal and Structural Deformations During Diamond Turning of Rotationally Symmetric Structured Surfaces
by Stefan Rakuff and Paul Beaudet. Published in Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Volume 130, ASME, August 2008. View the PDF (486k).

Thermally Induced Errors in Diamond Turning of Optical Surfaces
by Stefan Rakuff and Paul Beaudet. Published in Optical Engineering, SPIE Digital Library, October 2007. View the PDF (575k).

The Search for Truth & Beauty
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Summer Topical Meeting, State College, PA June 2007. View the PDF (872k).

Crossed Flexure Pivots Applied to a Very Broad Band Seismometer
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, October 2005. Viewthe PDF (1M).

Good Things Come in Small Packages
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, November 2001. View the PDF (2.2M).

Metrology of 13-nm Optics for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography
by John Beckwith, Stephen Patterson, Daniel Thompson, Vivek Badami and Stuart Smith, February 3, 1997. View the PDF (856k).

Comparison Between Predicted and Actual Accuracies for an Ultra-Precision CNC Measuring Machine
by Daniel C. Thompson and Bradley L. Fix. Presented at the 8th International Precision Engineering seminar, Compiegne, France, May 15-19, 1995. View the PDF (460k).

Diamond Turning Produces Higher Quality Air Bearings
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Spring Topical Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 1995. View the PDF (315k).

Do Hydrostatic Bearings Generate Mechanical Noise?
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Spring Topical Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 1994. View the PDF (1.1M).

Precision and Manufacturing at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
by Theodore T. Saito, Richard J. Wasley, Irving F. Stowers, Robert R. Donaldson, and Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at NASA’s Fourth National Technology Transfer Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, December 7-9, 1993. View the PDF (1.7M).
MD, September 27-28, 1993.

Capstans or Lead Screws?
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, October 1992, and published in Precision Engineering, Volume 17, Number 3, 1992. View the PDF (950k).

An Evaluation of Ultra-Precise Machine Tool Contouring Performance: The Low AmplitudeSine tracking (LAST) Test
by David H. Youden. IPES 6, UMES2, 1991. View the PDF (2.7M).

The Design of an Ultra-Precision CNC Measuring Machine (Seminar)
by Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at the Precision Flexible Manufacturing System Program Seminar, Dallas, TX, June 13, 1990. View the PDF (320k).

Diamond Turning Achieves Nanometer Smoothness
by David H. Youden. Published in Laser Focus World, February 1990, pages 105-116. View the PDF (1.9M).

The Design of an Ultra-Precision CNC Measuring Machine
by Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at the 39th CIRP General Assembly, Trondheim, Norway, August 20-26, 1989. View the PDF (800k).

Certification of Process Gauge Error Budget
by Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at the COP Gauge Design Review, Livermore, CA, February 1989. View the PDF (416k).

The Characterization of the Geometry of Monocrystalline Diamond Cutting Tools
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, September 1989. View the PDF (1M).

Tighter Tolerances at Lower Costs
by Daniel C. Thompson. Published in Mechanical Engineering, September 1988. View the PDF (3.6M).

The Design and Construction of a Sub-Microinch Resolution Lathe
by David H. Youden. Published in Ultra Precision in Manufacturing Engineering, Springer-Verlag, 1988, pages 202-211. View the PDF (1.2M).

A Modular Approach to Diamond Machining
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 966, 1988. View the PDF (991k).

The Results of Cutting Tests Performed on a Sub-Microinch Resolution Lathe
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, October 1988. View the PDF (1.5M).

Determinism in Manufacturing
by Daniel C. Thompson. Presented in a lecture to Joint Operations Working Group (JOWOG) 39B (Machine Tools and Equipment) between the US Department of Energy and the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, UK, October 27, 1987. View the PDF (16k).

A Progress Report on the Development of Ultra Precise Machine Slides
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings, ASPE Annual Meeting, November 1987. View the PDF (360k).

Design and Performance of a Small Precision CNC Turning Machine
by Robert R. Donaldson and Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at the 36th CIRP General Assembly, Jerusalem and Haifa, Israel, August 16-22, 1986. View the PDF (1.1M).

On the Design of Ultra Precise Machine Slides
by David H. Youden. Published in Proceedings of SPIE, Volume 676, 1986. View the PDF (1.4M).

Recent Developments in Diamond Turning
by David H. Youden. IMTS Technical Symposia, 1986. View the PDF (1.1M).

Techniques for Precision Air Temperature Control
by Hans J. Hansen. Published in SPIE Proceedings, Volume 0433, 1983. View the PDF
(293KB).

The Compuron: How Round is Round?
by Daniel C. Thompson. Published in Energy & Technology Review, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, August 1982. View the PDF (2.9M).

The Development of an Inexpensive, High-Accuracy Diamond Turning Machine
by Daniel C. Thompson. Jerry L. Chrislock, and Lloyd E. Newton. Presented at SPIE, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, San Diego, CA, August 25-26, 1981. View the PDF (3.6M).

Diamond Machining and Mechanical Inspection of Optical Components
Robert R. Donaldson, Steven R. Patterson, and Daniel C. Thompson. Presented at the
Brookhaven Conference on Synchotron Radiation—High Resolution Soft X-Ray Optics, November 18-20,1981. View the PDF (3.3M).

Development of Machine Components With Nanometer Capabilities
by David H. Youden. View the PDF (987k).