Gorissen, B and Donose, R and Reynaerts, D and De Volder, M (2011) Flexible pneumatic micro-actuators: Analysis and production. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 681-684..Full text not available from this repository.
Compliant pneumatic micro-actuators are interesting for applications requiring large strokes and forces in delicate environments. These include for instance minimally invasive surgery and assembly of microcomponents. This paper presents a theoretical and experimental analysis of a balloon-type compliant micro-actuator. Finite element modeling is used to describe the complex behavior of these actuators, which is validated through prototype experiments. Prototypes with dimensions ranging from 11mm × 2mm × 0.24mm to 4mm × 1mm × 0.12mm are fabricated by a newly developed production process based on micromilling and micromolding. The larger actuators are capable of delivering out-of-plane strokes of up to 7mm. Further, they have been integrated in a platform with two rotational and one translational degree of freedom. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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|Divisions:||Div E > Production Processes|
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|Date Deposited:||15 Dec 2015 12:59|
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