Self-correcting mirrors for use in the next generation of large optical telescopes.

Programme: HORIZON-EIC

Partners: CNRS, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON, Neotech AMT GmbH, LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH

Duration: December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2023

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The project aims to develop ultralight, self-correcting mirrors for use in the next generation of large optical telescopes and solar energy concentrators. They are intended to replace that large mirror with very light, optically perfect, “fire glass” (window glass) coated and reinforced with polymer layers, using additive manufacturing 3D printers. Aitiip will develop a novel custom mold concept, made of metallic material, on which hybrid manufacturing processes based on 3D wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) systems can be worked on.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EISMEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”

Agreement N. 101099220
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