This article presents a positioner, whose flexure main body is made by a commercial 3D printer. Using this method, manufacturing a positioner can be cost efficient and much easier to customize. Integrating a laser displacement sensor, an electromagnetic actuator, and a feedback controller, this positioning system has 100 micron translational stroke with 1 micron resolution. Experiments also demonstrate sinusoidal motions at different frequencies. Using the method developed by this article, micro-positioners with customized specifications can be implemented rapidly, iteratively, and cost-effectively.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|State||Published - 9 Feb 2017|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, ICMME 2016 - Shanghai, China|
Duration: 21 Oct 2016 → 23 Oct 2016