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Parallel Structures and Their Applications in Reconfigurable Machining Systems

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V. Gopalakrishnan, D. Fedewa, M. G. Mehrabi, S. Kota, N. Orlandea

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(2), 483-485 (Apr 29, 2002) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1459468 History: Received April 01, 2000; Revised August 01, 2001; Online April 29, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the system
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Block diagram of the controlled system
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Parallel structure fixture in a drilling operation
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Typical time histories of position and velocity of a leg

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