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The development of a robotic coarse-to-fine positioning system

dc.contributor.advisorVan der Merwe, A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorSchutte, C. S. L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRead, Sebastian E. A.en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T11:00:50Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-15T07:48:39Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T11:00:50Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2013-03-15T07:48:39Z
dc.date.issued2013-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/80394
dc.descriptionThesis (MScEng)--Stellenbosch University, 2013.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: There is a need for a coarse-to-fine positioning system as per a case study presented by the project collaboration partner, the Technical University of Chemnitz. The case study involves the picking and placing of piezo-ceramic micro parts into milled micro cavities. The focus of the project is the creation and development of a systematic approach for the design and the implementation of a coarse-to-fine positioning system for micro material handling. A second focus is to determine the applicability of the system for highly accurate and repeatable micro drilling and micro-milling. A systematic approach entails combining innovation management (assists in overall project structure), systems engineering (assists in specific design steps and tools) and research questions. Micro-milling was achieved, however the system proved unsuitable for highly accurate and repeatable micro drilling. The coarse-to-fine positioning system was successfully designed, built, and tested for accurate micro material handling.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Daar bestaan ’n behoefte aan ’n grof-tot-fyn-posisioneringstelsel - soos blyk uit die gevallestudie uiteengesit deur die samewerkende projekvennoot, die Tegniese Universiteit van Chemnitz. Die gevallestudie behels die uitsoek en plasing van piezo-keramiek partikels in gefreesde mikroholtes. Hierdie projek het gefokus op die skepping en ontwikkeling van ’n stelselmatige benadering tot die ontwerp en implementering van ’n grof-tot-fyn-posisioneringstelsel vir mikromateriaalhantering en mikromasjienering. ’n Stelselmatige benadering behels dat innovasiebestuur (hulp met die algehele projekstruktuur), stelselingenieurswese (hulp met spesifieke ontwerpstappe en -hulpmiddels) en navorsingsdoelwitte gekombineer word. Die geïmplementeerde stelsel is eksperimenteel getoets en daar is bevind dat dit aan die spesifikasies en vereistes voldoen.af
dc.format.extentxxiii, 371 p. : ill.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectPiezo-ceramicen_ZA
dc.subjectMicro-materialen_ZA
dc.subjectMicro-machiningen_ZA
dc.subjectCoarse-to-fineen_ZA
dc.subjectMicrotechnologyen_ZA
dc.subjectMicroelectromechanical systemsen_ZA
dc.subjectMilling-machinesen_ZA
dc.subjectTheses -- Industrial engineeringen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertations -- Industrial engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleThe development of a robotic coarse-to-fine positioning systemen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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