3D-Printed Linear Positioner with Micrometer Accuracy

Yin Yen Kuo, Chiao Hua Cheng, Shao-Kang Hung

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10005
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 9 Feb 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering, ICMME 2016 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 21 Oct 201623 Oct 2016


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