Abernathy's Lap

Abernathy's Lap

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."
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
MSFC-SO-47
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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