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Octopus with vacuum tentacles

Submitter: Johan Pragt
Description: An octopus with vacuum tentacles holds aluminium plates during milling of the WEAVE spectrograph parts.
Already 80 plates are produced with the octopus.
The octopus is invented, designed and produced by Menno Schuil.

Check out the movie with spider in action: it shows the de-burring of one of the plates by a 5 axis simultaneous movement of our milling machine.
Programmed and produced by again Menno Schuil.
The design of the plates is by Niels Tromp.
At the end those plates will form the collimator unit for WEAVE.

WEAVE is a new multi-object survey spectrograph for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT), on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
WEAVE is built by several institutes at several countries.

Copyright: Menno Schuil
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