Synthesis and Real Structure Group

Ultrasonic Cutter

 

An ultrasound generator sets a metal axle in vibration. It bears a hollow cutting tool at its tip. In the presence of an abrasive and a lubricant, the friction of abrasive grains of a material harder than the object to be cut enables precise cutting. Materials in bulk or thin film forms, single-phased or multiphased can be cutted.

 

Procedure:
The object is firmly attached to the specimen holder with glue. The specimen is positioned under the cutting tool to choose the area to be cut. The tool is then lowered until it presses slightly onto the specimen. The system operates with a combination of ultrasonic, an abrasive like carbide powder and a lubricant. The friction of abrasive grains of a material harder than the specimen enables precise cutting. The lubricant acts to minimize mechanical damage and to eliminate the waste due to cutting. A 3mm diameter cylinder cutting tool yields a thin disc, that fits into the tem holder.

 

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