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Microrobotic platform for making, manipulating and breaking individual paper fibre bonds

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing ISAM 2011, Tampere, Finland, May 25-27, 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-343-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Manufacturing ISAM


This paper introduces a microrobotic platform to make, manipulate and break individual paper fiber bonds. An individual paper fiber bond is the construction unit of a paper sheet and its properties affect the strength of the entire network of a paper sheet. In one hand, conventional laboratory tests on paper fiber bonds are mainly performed in a hand-sheet level. On the other hand, reported methods for paper fiber bond strength tests in individual bond level are either direct which are manual, laborious and have a low throughput or indirect which require data interpretation. The microrobotic platform presented in this paper performs direct and individual tests on paper fiber bonds. Making, manipulating and breaking individual paper fiber bonds are accomplished successfully demonstrating the first steps towards individual bond strength measurement.

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