Design of a High-speed Oscillating Blade Microtome
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AbstractIn this paper, we present the design and characterization of a new high-speed oscillating blade microtome that achieves a substantially higher cutting speed (0 - 300 Hz) and amplitude (0 – 500 μm) than conventional oscillatory tissue cutters; and analytic models that can predict and cutting force, resulting in improved sectioning quality and minimum section thickness. The high cutting amplitude and speed are achieved by driving the cutting mechanism in resonance. Based on the new microtome, we study soft tissue sectioning processes both theoretically and experimentally. The results indicate that a high oscillatory frequency and cutting amplitude will generate higher shear cutting forces, thereby achieving better sectioning results.
Acceptance Date31/05/2017
All Author(s) ListJi Wang, Chenglin Li, Shih-Chi Chen
Name of Conference32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE 2017
Start Date of Conference29/10/2017
End Date of Conference03/11/2017
Place of ConferenceCharlotte, NC
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Proceedings TitleProceedings - 32nd ASPE Annual Meeting
Year2017
PublisherASPE
Place of PublicationUSA
Pages412 - 416
ISBN978-188770674-2
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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