5 April 2006 Design and experimental characterization of flexure activated by SMA wires for microassembly operations
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Compliant mechanisms have a wide range of application in microassembly, micromanipulation and microsurgery. This article presents a low cost Flexure-Stage actuated by two SMA-wires that produces displacement in one direction in a range from 0 to 10 μm. The Flexure-Stage acts as a mechanical transform by reducing and changing the direction of the SMA actuator output displacement. The Flexure-Stage system has its application in microassembly operation and was built at cost of US$ 35 cost. The design methodology of a flexure-stage from concept design through FEA modeling and finally to construction and characterization is presented in this paper.
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Abiud Flores, Horacio Ahuett, Gangbing Song, "Design and experimental characterization of flexure activated by SMA wires for microassembly operations", Proc. SPIE 6173, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, 61731S (5 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664122; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664122
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