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Application Of Magnetic Bearing Spindle To Very High Precision Machining
Author(s): C. Fouche; J. P. Marioge; M. Mullot
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, very high precision mechanical machining is performed using aerostatic or hydrostatic spindles. We describe a different approach, by making use of spindles with active magnetic bearings, which open up new prospects in this field. To test this principle, we have built a machine using a magnetic spindle for machining flat and cylindrical surfaces. Here, we give the results obtained and describe the possible prospects. Design financed by the DRET : La Direction des Recherches et Etudes Techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1015, Micromachining Optical Components and Precision Engineering, (11 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949455
Show Author Affiliations
C. Fouche, Societe Europeenne De Propulsion (France)
J. P. Marioge, Institut D'optique Theorique Et Appliquee (France)
M. Mullot, Centre Universitaire d'Orsay (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1015:
Micromachining Optical Components and Precision Engineering
Peter Langenbeck, Editor(s)

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