Meeting with Investors at Dynamic Structures Ltd, October 29, 2013
The segments in the Colossus giant primary mirror require a new polishing technology. Conventional mirror polishing
techniques with commonly used thick glass mirror segments would be too expensive (and slow) for building
an optical system as large as Colossus. The key technologies that enable such large optics are owned by
the Innovative Optics Ltd. company (IO) which has as its major partner
Dynamic Structures Ltd. (DSL) near Vancouver Canada.
In October investors and Innovative Optics founders gathered at DSL and IO headquarters in Port Coquitlam
Britsh Colombia to learn how the deterministic polishing technology is being developed.
The Kuka company has provided an important ingredient -- the large orange colored robot seen in these images, coupled with a novel hydrodynamic glass polishing technology, will revolutionize large mirror optic polishing.