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Title: Cam-controlled boring bar

Abstract

A cam-controlled boring bar system (100) includes a first housing (152) which is rotatable about its longitudinal axis (154), and a second housing in the form of a cam-controlled slide (158) which is also rotatable about the axis (154) as well as being translatable therealong. A tool-holder (180) is mounted within the slide (158) for holding a single point cutting tool. Slide (158) has a rectangular configuration and is disposed within a rectangularly configured portion of the first housing (152). Arcuate cam slots (192) are defined within a side plate (172) of the housing (152), while cam followers (194) are mounted upon the cam slide (158) for cooperative engagement with the cam slots (192). In this manner, as the housing (152) and slide (158) rotate, and as the slide (158) also translates, a through-bore (14) having an hourglass configuration will be formed within a workpiece (16) which may be, for example, a nuclear reactor steam generator tube support plate.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Tampa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
865787
Patent Number(s):
4576068
Application Number:
06/576,646
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23B - TURNING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23Q - DETAILS, COMPONENTS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR MACHINE TOOLS, e.g. ARRANGEMENTS FOR COPYING OR CONTROLLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77ET37201
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1984 Feb 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cam-controlled; boring; bar; 100; housing; 152; rotatable; longitudinal; axis; 154; form; slide; 158; translatable; therealong; tool-holder; 180; mounted; holding; single; cutting; tool; rectangular; configuration; disposed; rectangularly; configured; portion; arcuate; slots; 192; defined; plate; 172; followers; 194; cooperative; engagement; manner; rotate; translates; through-bore; 14; hourglass; formed; workpiece; 16; example; nuclear; reactor; steam; generator; tube; support; steam generator; nuclear reactor; cutting tool; longitudinal axis; support plate; tube support; rectangular configuration; boring bar; reactor steam; generator tube; hourglass configuration; cam-controlled boring; /82/408/

Citation Formats

Glatthorn, Raymond H. Cam-controlled boring bar. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Glatthorn, Raymond H. Cam-controlled boring bar. United States.
Glatthorn, Raymond H. Wed . "Cam-controlled boring bar". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865787.
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