Single- and Multi-Dimensional Micro Manipulators: Applications to machine tools technology


Publications
1. Portman, V., Sandler, B.Z. , 1997, Design for Micromanipulation in 3D Space, Proc. 11th ICED-97, Tampere, A.Riitahuhta, ed, Tampere University.
2. Portman, V., Sandler, B.Z., 1999, High-Stiffness Precision Actuator for Small Displacements, Int. Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, 39/5: 823 837.
3. Portman, V., Sandler, B.Z., 1999, Rigid 6x6 Parallel Platform for Precision 3D Micromanilulation, IFToMM 10th World Congress on the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Oulu, Finland, June 20 - 24, vol. 2, pp. 828-834.
4. Portman, V.T., Sandler, B.-Z., and Zahavi, E., 2000, "Rigid 6 x 6 Parallel Platform for Precision 3-D Micromanipulation: Theory and Design Application," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 16/6, pp. 629-643.
5. Portman, V.T., Sandler, B.-Z., and Zahavi, E., 2001, "Rigid 6-DOF Platform for Precision 3D Micromanipulation," Int. J. of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 41/9, pp. 1229-1250.
6. Portman, V., Sandler, B.Z., 1995, Microactuators for nanotechnological applications based on the phenomenon of contact deformations, CONTACT MECHANICS 95, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, Universita di Ferrara, Italy, Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton Boston, pp. 81-90.


Working model of an Elastic Tool Holder for High Precision Machining device
installed in the OCUMA CNC lathe for external machining.



Sample of a machined part and its draft. The numbers on the right are deviations of the diameters from the initial diameter( d=35.872mm)