Flexure Hinge-Based Parallel Manipulators Enabling High-Precision Micro Manipulations

  • I. IvanovEmail author
  • B. Corves
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 2)


Parallel manipulators are very suitable for the realization of planar and spatial high-precision micro manipulations, especially with flexure hinges bringing many advantages. The goal is to investigate the possibility of flexure hinges being implemented into parallel manipulators. The characteristics of typical flexure hinges are compared at first. Orthogonal parallel manipulators with a regular spatial translation of the moving platform are assessed afterwards. For a dimensioned flexure hinge and a selected parallel manipulator, a flexure hinge-based parallel manipulator is monolithically designed and analysed.


Flexure hinges Parallel manipulators Flexure hinge-based parallel manipulators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanism Theory and Dynamics of Machines (IGM)RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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