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Volume 2, issue 2
Mech. Sci., 2, 139-146, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-139-2011
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Special issue: Future directions in compliant mechanisms

Mech. Sci., 2, 139-146, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-2-139-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jul 2011

Research article | 05 Jul 2011

Design and principles of an innovative compliant fast tool servo for precision engineering

H. Li1,*, R. Ibrahim2, and K. Cheng2 H. Li et al.
  • 1Department of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing, College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
  • 2School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK
  • *currently at: Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract. The paper presents an innovative design of fast tool servo (FTS) by combining compliant mechanism (CM) and precision engineering (PE) so as to meet the stringent requirements of a one degree of freedom (1DOF) compact FTS. The design requirements of the FTS include: (a) 1 nm resolution, (b) 10–20 μm of range, (c) first natural frequency of over 1400 Hz, (d) compatibility with holding different diamond cutting tools, and (e) without fatigue of the compliant mechanism. Then FEA is used to evaluate the static and dynamic performance of the FTS. The preliminary results show that both the static and dynamic performances are matched to the design objectives.

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