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Hard turning micro-machine tool

United States Patent

October 22, 2013
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A micro-scale apparatus for supporting a tool for hard turning comprises a base, a pivot coupled to the base, an actuator coupled to the base, and at least one member coupled to the actuator at one end and rotatably coupled to the pivot at another end. A tool mount is disposed on the at least one member. The at least one member defines a first lever arm between the pivot and the tool mount, and a second lever arm between the pivot and the actuator. The first lever arm has a length that is less than a length of the second lever arm. The actuator moves the tool mount along an arc.
DeVor; Richard E. (Champaign, IL), Adair; Kurt (Arlington Heights, IL), Kapoor; Shiv G. (Champaign, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
12/ 760,746
April 15, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government assistance under Grant No. Navy RD 2007-05449, issued by Office of Naval Research, and Grant Nos. DE-FG02-07DER46453 and DE-FG02-07ER46471, issued by U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.