NASA Spinoff Database: Abernathy's Lap

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1977
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-47
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Saturn V Moonbooster Program

A Bell Aerospace Textron technician is lapping"--fine polishing--a delicate space instrument part to get precise tolerance. The polishing device first developed for precision grinding needs of the Saturn V moonbooster's guidance system is an Abernathy lap which allows extremely accurate finish polishing in a fraction of time required by earlier methods. Result is extremely accurate flatness and surface finish."

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Page Number in Published book: 109
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