A large range spatial linear guide with torsion reinforcement structures

J. Rommers, M. Naves, D. M. Brouwer, J. L. Herder

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Abstract

Flexure mechanisms are popular in the precision engineering field due to their highly repeatable behavior. However, implementations are limited to small range of motion applications. In this paper, a spatial linear guide with a range comparable to the size of its footprint is presented. The design is based on two novel’Triflex’ elements in which torsion reinforcement structures are used to decrease build volume and increase guiding stiffness. The mechanism is compared to a common linear guide consisting of six folded leaf springs, after optimizing both designs. The novel linear guide shows better guiding stiffness performance, while occupying a smaller and less obstructive build volume.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publication42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages7
Volume5A
ISBN (Electronic)9780791851807
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018 - Quebec City Convention Center, Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 26 Aug 201829 Aug 2018
https://www.asme.org/events/idetccie

Conference

ConferenceASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2018
Abbreviated titleIDETC/CIE
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period26/08/1829/08/18
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    Rommers, J., Naves, M., Brouwer, D. M., & Herder, J. L. (2018). A large range spatial linear guide with torsion reinforcement structures. In ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: 42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (Vol. 5A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC201886424