Development of models for additively manufactured actuators using compliant Wren mechanism
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Compliant Wren mechanisms (CWM) constitute specific compliant structures of particular interest. Derived from Wren mechanisms, they can exhibit a large variety of motions, from quasi translation to quasi rotation. In this paper, the development of models for the analysis and synthesis of CWM is considered. A kinematic model is introduced first to assess all possible motions when used as an actuator. Then the static model and stress expressions are derived to help their design. These derivations are achieved for two types of geometries, corresponding to the geometries of interest. CWM are filigree structures, whose manufacturing is difficult to consider without additive manufacturing. A specific work on their production using selective laser melting (SLM) is then achieved to ensure the reliability of their production. As a proof of concept, a pneumatically actuated component is then developed and tested. It is composed of two CWM of different geometries. It offers the possibility to obtain translation and rotation using a single pressure input. The developed models are investigated using finite element models and experiments using additively manufactured structures.
DOI der Originalausgabehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.precisioneng.2021.05.002
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