Some telescopes are unable to afford a precollimator due to budget or weight constraints. This limitation handicaps the telescopes' ability to see farther with greater clarity. Decreasing the build time from 12 months down to 1-2 months will greatly reduce cost and time constraints for future telescopes. Chemical milling has the potential to also reduce the overall weight of titanium or aluminum precollimators. All future XRT missions that utilize a PC would all benefit, samples of these NASA missions include NuSTAR, WHIMEX and SMART-X.
There is a chronic need for precollimators for all space-based x-ray telescopes and thus this innovation would potentially support all of them with an entirely new way of manufacturing the stray-light shielding structure. Non-NASA missions that would be positively affected would be ones like ESA's Athena and JAXA's ASTRO-EII, ASTROH, DIOS and FFAST, all of which are XRT missions that utilize a precollimator.