Highlights in mechatronic design approaches

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    In the recent years a major change in the engineering process of mechatronics and robotics has taken place. In various design oriented laboratories around the world a shift can be recognised from a focus on analysis, simulation and modelling combined with outsourcing hardware design to the use of digital fabrication tools (laser cutter, 3D printer) allowing a cyclic (iterative) design process inside in the lab. This chapter aims to give an overview of the impact of this change, using many examples from various projects, and will share some insights and lessons learned for facilitating and implementing this process.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationAdvanced Mechatronics and MEMS Devices II
    EditorsDan Zangh, Bin Wei
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32178-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameMicrosystems and Nanosystems
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    ISSN (Print)2198-0063


    • digital manufacturing
    • pipe inspection robot
    • IR-101878
    • CE-Advanced Robotics
    • 3d print
    • EWI-27323

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