Laser Guided Boring of Major Caliber Gun Barrels.
Final rept. on Phase 1 and 2,
NAVAL ORDNANCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON D C
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The project established the feasibility of using a Laser beam to guide the boring head in boring a 5 inch gun barrel. Prototype equipment was developed and actual tests made on 10 foot sections of tubing. These tests proved the ability of the system to maintain a straight hole and to correct built-in errors. The ability to maintain a straight bore with a total indicated reading of .017 inch or less was demonstrated. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems