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Parallel Kinematics:the Importance of Enabling Technologies

  • M. Weck
  • M. Giesler
  • A. Meylahn
  • D. Staimer
Conference paper
Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Abstract

Even if parallel kinematics for machining application must still prove their authorisation on the market, the first prototypes show that turning away from conventional solutions leads to interesting and promising alternatives. However, in contrast to conventional serial machines, whose technology is well developed in detail, the implementation of new kinematic concepts requires the development of new problem-specific technical solutions. This contribution points out the substantial features of this new machine generation with special focus on structurally caused problems in design, control and calibration. Possible solutions, which have been worked out at WZL are presented by the example of the Ingersoll Octahedral Hexapod and the Dyna-M concept.

Keywords

Machine Tool Parallel Manipulator Stewart Platform Tool Center Point Kinematic Calibration 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Weck
    • 1
  • M. Giesler
    • 1
  • A. Meylahn
    • 1
  • D. Staimer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)Aachen University of TechnologyAachenGermany

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