Ultrasonic cutting with resonance tracking and vibration stabilization

Y. Kuang, M. R. Sadiq, S. Cochran, Z. Huang

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    An ultrasonic planar cutting tool based on silicon and driven by PMN-PT d plates has been designed, fabricated and characterized. To solve the issue of resonant frequency shift and electrical impedance variation of the tool in high power applications, a driving system which can track the resonance and stabilize the vibration amplitude has been developed. The system tracks the resonance by locking the impedance phase at zero and stabilizes the vibration amplitude by keeping the motional current constant. Experiments show the planar tool can generate vibration amplitude over 5 µm without using the resonance tracking and vibration stabilization system. However, significant improvement has been brought in by the developed system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUltrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2012 IEEE International
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781467345613
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 7 Oct 201210 Oct 2012


    Conference2012 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
    Abbreviated title2012 IEEE IUS
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