Design modification of a 3-PRC compliant parallel micromanipulator for micro/nano scale manipulation

Qingsong Xu, Yangmin Li

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The requirements of micro/nano scale manipulation have stimulated the activities around the design and development of new micromanipulators with ultrahigh precision recently. A novel compliant parallel micromanipulator (CPM) with 3-PRC architecture has been proposed in previous works of the authors. However, it has been found that there exist some drawbacks in the preliminarily designed CPM in terms of stress stiffening, buckling phenomenon, large parasitic motions, and limited workspace, etc. For the sake of getting rid of these disadvantages, the original 3-PRC CPM is modified In the paper so as to make it possible to be applied in micro/nano scale manipulation fields. Not only the design modification precesses are presented in details, but also the performance validations of the modified CPM are conducted via simulations with ANSYS software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE-NANO 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE-NANO 2007 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 Aug 20075 Aug 2007


Conference2007 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE-NANO 2007
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Design theory
  • Flexure hinges
  • Micro motion
  • Parallel manipulators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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