What Is Optical Alignment?
Optical alignment as we know it today was borne out of the aircraft construction industry. With the advent of necessity to maintain a straight line within closer tolerances and over greater distances, precision instrument companies stepped in to meet the need. Working closely with aeronautic engineers and other design people in the industry, the present state of the art phase of alignment equipment evolved by answering specific needs of the aircraft industry.
Mitchell, John W. (1974). What Is Optical Alignment?. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from