[time-nuts] Bye-Bye Crystals

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 13 19:12:38 EDT 2017

On 3/13/17 3:19 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
> Hi
> …. ummm …. errr … Add to that:
> X-ray gear to work out the orientation of the (possibly natural) bar you are sawing
> Lapping gear to get the blanks flat (as optically flat)
> Automated / sorting X-ray gear to figure out what’s what after they are lapped
> Rounding equipment to turn the square ones into round ones without damaging them
> Contouring gear to put the proper shape on one or both sides (or pipes)
> Polishing gear to finish the shaping process
> Etching baths to get the surface to it’s final condition
> High vacuum cleaning to get all the crud off of all the parts before you do much of anything with themA base plater to put on the initial electrodes
> Mounting fixtures to get the crystal into the holder
> Cement curing (generally vacuum based) gear
> Plate to frequency gear
> That’s a short list, there actually is a bit more on a full list. The cleaning gear can get pretty extensive depending on the end application.

Just get the Kurt J. Lesker catalog out and start ordering<grin>

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