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Desktop 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine

  • Milos Glavonjic
  • Dragan Milutinovic
  • Sasa Zivanovic
  • Zoran Dimic
  • Vladimir Kvrgic
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

Parallel kinematic machines (PKM) are still a research-and-development topic in many laboratories although many of them, unfortunately, have no PKM at all. Therefore, the use of a desktop educational 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine is suggested as a help in the process of acquiring basic experiences in the field of PKM. The developed desktop educational 3-axis parallel kinematic milling machine is based on a newly developed 3-DOF spatial parallel mechanism. This paper describes the structure of the machine, modeling approach, and control and programming system based on PC Linux platform with real-time extension and EMC2 (the Enhanced Machine Controller) software system.

Keywords

Parallel kinematic machines Kinematics modeling Desktop milling machine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milos Glavonjic
    • 1
  • Dragan Milutinovic
    • 1
  • Sasa Zivanovic
    • 1
  • Zoran Dimic
    • 2
  • Vladimir Kvrgic
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering FacultyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Lola InstituteBelgradeSerbia

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