An XYZ Micromanipulator with three translational degrees of freedom

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Cambridge University Press

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Jensen, Kimberly A.; Lusk, Craig P.; Howell, Larry L.
Cambridge University Press
XYZ Micromanipulator; Three inputs; Translational DOFs; Mechanical Engineering
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This paper introduces a three degree of freedom XYZ Micromanipulator (XYZM) that is fabricated in the x-y plane and positions components in the x, y, and z directions using three independent linear inputs. The mechanism positions components on a platform using three legs, each composed of a slider mechanism and a parallelogram mechanism.