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Laser Additive Manufacturing Testbed Development
3D Printing is undergoing a tidal wave of innovation and growth and The University of Texas at Austin continues to lead in the development of laser based systems for advanced part manufacturing.

An Engineering Marvel - The New HET Tracking System
The Center for Electromechanics (CEM) has been collaborating with engineers and astronomers from the McDonald Observatory (MDO for the past five years designing and testing an upgrade to the HET tracking system to increase the telescope field of vision. 

U.T. building new telescope to shed light on dark energy
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The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was granted to students who discovered the universe is behaving in unexpected ways. Courtesy YNN Austin

Design and Analysis of the Tracker Bridge for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
A large structural weldment has been designed to serve as the new star tracker bridge for the Wide Field Upgrade to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at McDonald Observatory in support of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment.

Design of the Fiber Optic Support System and Fiber Bundle Accelerated Life Test for Virus
The quantity and length of optical fibers required for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy experiment create unique fiber handling challenges.

Integration of Virus Spectrographs for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment
The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory will deploy the Visible Integral-Field Replicable Unit Spectrograph

The Development of High-Precision Hexapod Actuators for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Wide Field Upgrade
Hexapods are finding increased use in telescope applications for positioning large payloads.

 
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