Linkages are among the most classical and typical constructs in general mechanical engineering. In precision engineering, oftentimes flexures are applied, which are covered in Chapter 3. Nonetheless, in many important cases, linkage type transmissions are useful, while also the kinematic concepts that were developed for linkages bear direct relevance for flexure mechanisms. Therefore, this chapter will treat some basics of kinematics and linkage synthesis.
- Balanced Scan stage for in Electron microscope
- Allowable misalignment in an overconstrained flexure mechanism
- Allowable misalignments in an overconstrained flexure mechanism: The cross-hinge
- Effects of misalignments on the static and dynamic behavior of a multiple overconstrained compliant 4-bar mechanism
- Exact Constraint Design of a Two-Degree of Freedom Flexure-Based Mechanism
- 5 DOF bike hub force sensor
- Spherical kinematic mount for a Fizeau interferometer
- Large stroke high off-axis stiffness 3DOF spherical flexure joint
- Fully flexure-based large range of motion precision hexapod
- Large range of motion flexure hinge: Infinity flexure
- Flexure based 6 DOF parallel manipulator for fast adaptive optics
- Flexure mechanism for eye surgery pump
- Flexures in a heavy duty H-drive gantry
- Optimal release locations in assembled overconstrained mechanisms for static determinacy
- Bed of Nails increase vibration mode frequencies
- Collimator for CT scanner with 35g centrifugal load
- Improved dynamics by overconstraining using viscoelastic material
- Wire-flexure thermal decoupling, with mixed constraints using flexures and rubber for dynamics stiffness and damping.
- Ultra-stable iso-static bonded optical mount design
- Tip-tilt mirror mechanism with large dynamic range
- Donator, a precision large reduction single-stage transmission mechanism.