Stability Analysis of Semi-kinematic Mountings used in Modular Reconfigurable Micro Factory Testbed

  • Mounika Katragadda
  • Aneissha Chebolu
  • NagahanumaiahEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 30)


In this paper three groove semi kinematic mounting has been designed and analyzed its the stability in micro milling operational conditions, employed in a specific modular reconfigurable micro factory test bed developed at authors group. While various kinds of kinematic couplings, which are popular for their high repeatability and interchangeability, are considered for the modular machine design, Gothic arch and Maxwell coupling designs were compared. In this evaluation process, first the maximum preload, which can resist the induced contact stresses, is determined. Then the static stiffness matrices are evaluated for each case and compared as a measure of their relative stability. Maxwell coupling which was found to be best was adopted for the machine stage and experiments were performed to know the coupling stability with varying load.


Semi Kinematic mounts Modular machines Micro factory Stability analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mounika Katragadda
    • 1
  • Aneissha Chebolu
    • 1
  • Nagahanumaiah
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Micro Systems Technology LaboratoriesCSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research InstituteDurgapurIndia

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