PROJECT TITLE :
Selective Stiffening for Producing a Mass-Fabrication Compatible Motion Conversion Mechanism
We have a tendency to gift a mechanism that converts in-plane to out-of-plane motions, which is absolutely compatible with mass-fabrication processes. By using selective stiffening, we have a tendency to induce coupling between in-plane and out-of-plane responses of the mechanism. The conversion ratio is constant (i.e., linear response), and it can be easily tailored by the number of stiffeners utilized in an otherwise unchanged style planform. The linearity of the motion conversion and the likelihood to tailor it, are demonstrated experimentally using dedicated take a look at devices. As a particular example of application, we use the motion conversion mechanism to attain a parallel out-of-plane motion of a flat stage, that is driven by in-plane comb-drives. [2015-0154]
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