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High-precision five-axis machine for high-speed material processing using linear motors and parallel-serial kinematics

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by S Refaat, J Herve, Saeid Nahavandi, Hieu TrinhHieu Trinh
The paper describes some details of the mechanical and kinematics design of a five-axis mechanism. The design has been utilized to physically realize an industrial-scale five-axis milling machine that can carry a three KW spindle. However, the mechanism could be utilized in other material processing and factory automation applications. The mechanism has five rectilinear joints/axes. Two of these axes are arranged traditionally, i.e. in series, and the other three axes utilize the concept of parallel kinematics. This combination results in a design that allows three translational and two rotational two-mode degrees of freedom (DOFs). The design provides speed, accuracy and cost advantages over traditional five-axis machines. All axes are actuated using linear motors.



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2006, IEEE

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ETFA '06, IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2006