Pseudo-random tool paths for CNC sub-aperture polishing and other applications

D. D. Walker, C. Dunn

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We present a pseudo-random tool path generation algorithm for sub-aperture polishing. This algorithm produces random tool paths that never cross, can fill any continuous surface, and are different every time the algorithm is run. We present experimental comparison of the random toolpath compared with the exactly equivalent raster in terms of both texture and PSD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2008
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fabrication and Testing 2008 - Rochester, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 200824 Oct 2008 (Link to Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceOptical Fabrication and Testing 2008
Abbreviated titleOFT 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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