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United States Patent Application

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A system includes a frame configured to hold a workpiece and first and second tool positioning assemblies configured to be opposed to each other on opposite sides of the workpiece. The first and second tool positioning assemblies each include a toolholder configured to secure a tool to the tool positioning assembly, a first axis assembly, a second axis assembly, and a third axis assembly. The first, second, and third axis assemblies are each configured to articulate the toolholder along a respective axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second guides extending generally parallel to the corresponding axis and disposed on opposing sides of the toolholder with respect to the corresponding axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second carriages articulable along the first and second guides of the axis assembly, respectively, in the direction of the corresponding axis.
Beltran, Michael (Chicago, IL), Cao, Jian (Wilmette, IL), Roth, John T. (Erie, PA)
14/ 954,098
November 30, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0004] This invention was made with government support under DE-EE00033460 awarded by the Department of Energy and CMMI0727843 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.