Laser-assisted micromachining methods and systems capable of providing flexible beam positioning and low incident angles. Such laser-assisted micromachining systems preferably include a laser beam source, a cutting tool, means for engaging a workpiece with the cutting tool, optical elements arranged to define a path of a laser beam emitted by the laser beam source wherein the optical elements include at least a first mirror mounted in fixed relation to the laser beam source, and means for adjustably mounting a second mirror to project the laser beam onto the workpiece in proximity to the cutting tool and at an incidence angle relative to a surface of the workpiece.
Y. C. Shin and X. Dong, "Laser-Assisted Micromachining Systems and Methods,", Feb 2020.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Patent Application Number
04 Feb 2020