US 9,808,815 B2
Atomizing-based cutting fluid delivery system and method
Shiv G. Kapoor, Champaign, IL (US); and Chandra Nath, Urbana, IL (US)
Assigned to The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (US)
Filed by The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (US)
Filed on May 22, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/285,283.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/830,262, filed on Jun. 3, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0353406 A1, Dec. 4, 2014
Int. Cl. B23Q 11/00 (2006.01); B05B 7/00 (2006.01); B23Q 11/10 (2006.01); B05B 7/08 (2006.01); B05B 17/06 (2006.01)
CPC B05B 7/0075 (2013.01) [B05B 7/0012 (2013.01); B05B 7/0869 (2013.01); B05B 17/06 (2013.01); B23Q 11/1046 (2013.01); B23Q 11/1053 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An atomizing cutting fluid system, comprising:
a common chamber terminating in a shaped droplet nozzle and including a nozzle section immediately behind the shaped droplet nozzle;
an atomizer that creates spray directly within the common chamber behind the nozzle section;
a cutting fluid supply line to provide cutting fluid to the atomizer; and
a high velocity gas nozzle within the nozzle section and behind the droplet nozzle configured to provide a high velocity gas to entrain the flow of droplets, wherein the nozzle section and droplet nozzle are configured to produce a fully developed droplets-gas flow at a predetermined distance from the droplet nozzle.