The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  announced awards totaling more than $68 million that will go to 53 small businesses that are solving scientific problems. Optimax was awarded $1,135,055 for the Advanced Manufacturing and Smoothing of X-Ray Mirrors, Phase II.

This project will advance the state of the art in domestic ultra- precision x-ray synchrotron mirror manufacturing through novel robotic manufacturing techniques. The effort will include process and measurement improvements to push mirror manufacturing to nanometer level precision across optics approaching 1 meter in size.

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