Development of positioning jig for glass capillary bending mechanism
Xia, Wei, Hsu, Hung-Yao and Kong, Lingxue 2006, Development of positioning jig for glass capillary bending mechanism, in RAM 2006 : Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics 2006, IEEE, Piscataway, N. J., pp. 1-5.
IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics
Place of publication
Piscataway, N. J.
In a bending mechanism for glass capillary, the positioning jig to hold the capillary in place is one of the most important components to ensure the bending quality. The tapered shoulder of the capillary is used as the positioning reference. Since the dimension of the shoulder of individual capillaries varies slightly, the geometry of the capillaries is studied to identify the desired positioning spot on the shoulder. Upon determination of the positioning spot, a positioning jig is designed, which is composed of positioning, holding, and clamping units. A prototype is made and assembled onto the bending mechanism for testing. The testing results show that the mechanism is able to achieve the desired functionalities demanded by the delicate bending process.
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Field of Research
091006 Manufacturing Processes and Technologies (excl Textiles) 091206 Glass
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