About

CMA was founded in August 1991 with the goal of developing  and producing carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite optical mirrors and structures. More specifically the goal is to produce high optical quality mirrors for imaging telescopes. Both ground-based and space-based applications are emphasized.

CAPABILITIES
CMA uses state-of-the-art software to aid in the design and analysis of CFRP structures and optics. CMA uses

Solid Works 3-D CAD software
COSMOS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) package
ZEMAX Optical Design Software

FACILITIES

CMA is a modern CFRP mirror fabrication house of 14,000 square feet in Tucson AZ, 85% of which is dedicated to manufacturing and composites system assembly and all of the space under clean environment. CMA has CNC machining capability to produce most tooling and fixtures associated with mirror production and tooling for optical systems from CFRP composite materials. Clean room for precision optical composites fabrication and telescope assembly are included. CMA has in-house capabilities which can be applied to any development or prototyping effort. We have the following capabilities.

COMPOSITES FABRICATION

OPTICAL FABRICATION

COMPLETE MACHINE SHOP