High-precision micro/nano-scale machining system

Richard E DeVor (Inventor), Shiv G Kapoor (Inventor), Keith Allen Bourne (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A high precision micro/nanoscale machining system. A multi-axis movement machine provides relative movement along multiple axes between a workpiece and a tool holder. A cutting tool is disposed on a flexible cantilever held by the tool holder, the tool holder being movable to provide at least two of the axes to set the angle and distance of the cutting tool relative to the workpiece. A feedback control system uses measurement of deflection of the cantilever during cutting to maintain a desired cantilever deflection and hence a desired load on the cutting tool.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number8806995
StatePublished - Aug 19 2014

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