A Study on the Stability Analysis According to Hinge Condition of Micro Stage for Micro Cutting Machine
Recently, the world is preparing for new revolution, called, ‘IT(Information Technology), NT(Nano-Technology), and BT(Bio-Technology).’ NT can be applied to various fields such as semiconductor-micro technology. Ultra precision processing is required for NT in the field of mechanical engineering. Because of radical advancement of electronic and photonics industry, necessity of ultra precision processing is on the increase for the manufacture of various kernel parts. In this paper, stability of ultra precision cutting unit is investigated and this unit is the kernel unit in ultra precision processing machine. According to alteration of shape and material of hinge, stability investigation is performed. Hinge shapes of micro stage in UPCU (Ultra Precision Cutting Unit) are designed in two types, where, hinge shapes are composed of round and rectangularity. Elasticity and strength are analyzed on micro stage with respect to hinge shapes by FE analysis. The micro stage in ultra precision processing machine has to keep hinge shape under cutting condition with 3-component force (cutting component, axial component, and radial component) and to reduce modification against cutting force. Then we investigated its elasticity and strength under these conditions. The material of the micro stage is generally used for duralumin with small thermal deformation. Since the elasticity and the strength quiet become important, the stability of the micro stage is investigated. Used materials are composed of aluminum of low strength and cooper with medium strength and spring steel with high strength. Through this stability investigation, trials and errors are reduced in design and manufacture at the same time, and we are accumulated foundation data for a unit control.
Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka
J. Y. Kim et al., "A Study on the Stability Analysis According to Hinge Condition of Micro Stage for Micro Cutting Machine", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 591-596, 2004