A novel design of parallel compliant micro-motion stages with kinematotropic properties

Qiang Zeng*, Kornel Ehmann

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A novel design methodology for parallel compliant micro-motion stages is presented. Conventional parallel motion-stages have permanent/unchangeable output motion states once their topological structure is determined. However, practical output motion requirements can be different for a given mechanism. Thus, a type of novel design of parallel compliant micro-motion stages with variable output motion properties is developed. The newly proposed design process can be subdivided into four steps: (1) determination of multiple output motion states according to different requirements; (2) individual design of the parallel structures corresponding to the different output motion states; (3) combinatorial variable constraint design of sub-chains with determined constraints of the different output motion states; (4) actuation and optimization of the integrated topological parallel structure in accordance with manufacturing limitations of the parallel compliant micro-motion stages. To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed design process, three illustrative cases are developed and presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th North American Manufacturing Research Conference 2012 - Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME
Pages324-332
Number of pages9
Volume40
StatePublished - Nov 28 2012
Event40th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC40 - Notre Dame, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2012Jun 8 2012

Other

Other40th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC40
CountryUnited States
CityNotre Dame, IN
Period6/4/126/8/12

Keywords

  • Kinematotropic properties
  • Micro-motion stages
  • Parallel compliant mechanisms
  • Topological structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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