ApplicationNo. 06/180119 filed on 08/21/1980
US Classes:409/109, Including cross-slide tool carrier409/103, Including cutter and tracer fixed to move laterally together409/93, Duplicating means409/97With means to support templet above or under work
ExaminersPrimary: Briggs, William R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB23Q 35/10 (20060101)
B23Q 35/00 (20060101)
B24B 17/00 (20060101)
B24B 17/02 (20060101)
B44B 3/00 (20060101)
AbstractA system for suspending a tool for horizontal movement with respect to a workpiece, wherein a carriage carrying said tool is slidably carried on a set of parallel rails, which are in turn slidably carried by a second set of parallel rails at right angles to the first set of rails, to allow motion of the tool along any path in a horizontal plane. The tool suspension system is disclosed in a sign cutting apparatus wherein a template and workpiece are mounted on a work table and the carriage includes a stylus for tracing a pattern on the template to be reproduced in the workpiece by movement of the tool utilizing the suspension system, which is independent of the work table.