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Kinetostatic Analysis and Design Optimization of the Tricept Machine Tool Family

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Dan Zhang

Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Canada, London, ON, Canada N6G 4X8e-mail: Dan.Zhang@nrc.ca

Clément M. Gosselin

Département de Génie Mécanique, Université Laval Québec, Québec, Canada, G1K 7P4e-mail: gosselin@gmc.ulaval.ca

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(3), 725-733 (Jul 11, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1471529 History: Received February 01, 2001; Revised November 01, 2001; Online July 11, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Tricept machine tool prototype
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Schematic representation of the Tricept machine tool
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Position of the attachment points on the base and on the platform
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The passive constraining leg
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The passive constraining leg
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Evolution of the stiffness as a function of the passive link’s lumped stiffness in different directions
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Compliance mappings of the Tricept machine tool (z=1300 mm)
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The evolution of the performance of the Tricept machine tool

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