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Title: Reversible micromachining locator

Abstract

A locator with a part support is used to hold a part onto the kinematic mount of a tooling machine so that the part can be held in or replaced in exactly the same position relative to the cutting tool for machining different surfaces of the part or for performing different machining operations on the same or different surfaces of the part. The locator has disposed therein a plurality of steel balls placed at equidistant positions around the planar surface of the locator and the kinematic mount has a plurality of magnets which alternate with grooves which accommodate the portions of the steel balls projecting from the locator. The part support holds the part to be machined securely in place in the locator. The locator can be easily detached from the kinematic mount, turned over, and replaced onto the same kinematic mount or another kinematic mount on another tooling machine without removing the part to be machined from the locator so that there is no need to touch or reposition the part within the locator, thereby assuring exact replication of the position of the part in relation to the cutting tool on the tooling machine for each machining operation onmore » the part.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Almos, NM)
  2. (late of Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
874789
Patent Number(s):
6460436
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
reversible; micromachining; locator; support; hold; kinematic; mount; tooling; machine; held; replaced; exactly; position; cutting; tool; machining; surfaces; performing; operations; disposed; plurality; steel; balls; placed; equidistant; positions; planar; surface; magnets; alternate; grooves; accommodate; portions; projecting; holds; machined; securely; easily; detached; removing; touch; reposition; assuring; exact; replication; relation; operation; cutting tool; planar surface; position relative; /82/

Citation Formats

Salzer, Leander J., and Foreman, Larry R. Reversible micromachining locator. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Salzer, Leander J., & Foreman, Larry R. Reversible micromachining locator. United States.
Salzer, Leander J., and Foreman, Larry R. Tue . "Reversible micromachining locator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874789.
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title = {Reversible micromachining locator},
author = {Salzer, Leander J. and Foreman, Larry R.},
abstractNote = {A locator with a part support is used to hold a part onto the kinematic mount of a tooling machine so that the part can be held in or replaced in exactly the same position relative to the cutting tool for machining different surfaces of the part or for performing different machining operations on the same or different surfaces of the part. The locator has disposed therein a plurality of steel balls placed at equidistant positions around the planar surface of the locator and the kinematic mount has a plurality of magnets which alternate with grooves which accommodate the portions of the steel balls projecting from the locator. The part support holds the part to be machined securely in place in the locator. The locator can be easily detached from the kinematic mount, turned over, and replaced onto the same kinematic mount or another kinematic mount on another tooling machine without removing the part to be machined from the locator so that there is no need to touch or reposition the part within the locator, thereby assuring exact replication of the position of the part in relation to the cutting tool on the tooling machine for each machining operation on the part.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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