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Electroplated nickel microspring and low-friction precision linear slider: A novel micro-force sensing tool

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 26-30 May 2015,Seattle, WA
Sivut2679-2684
Sivumäärä6
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 29 kesäkuuta 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaIEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 19001 tammikuuta 2000

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ConferenceIEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION
Ajanjakso1/01/001/01/00

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This paper introduces a novel micro-force sensing approach utilizing an electroplated nickel microspring and a precision linear slider (PLS) for micro-tensile testing applications. After investigating the effects of friction forces in a PLS, an electroplated nickel microspring is designed, fabricated and integrated into the PLS, and the proposed micro-force sensor concept is validated through experimental results. The microspring fabricated in this paper is limited to forces up to 6 mN with the average sensitivity of 36.63 μN/μm. It is shown that the friction forces introduce uncertainties only to the forces less than 500 μN. The proposed approach allows the fabrication of micro-force sensors for the force ranges of up to tens of Millinewtons for different applications.