Swiss watch featuring Dutch precision

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Abstract

A method is introduced to design compliant micro transmission mechanisms which double the motion frequency of a cyclic input motion. Compliant embodiments are generated based on exploiting the singularity in a double-slider mechanism, which provides building blocks with a frequency-multiplication factor of two. It is shown that the proposed building blocks can be concatenated for higher frequency-multiplication ratios. To validate the building block approach, a compliant micro transmission mechanism is presented which quadruples the frequency of a cyclic rectilinear input motion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
JournalMikroniek: vakblad voor precisie-technologie
Volume58
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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