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Shape memory alloy microactuator systems
Author(s): Stephanus Buettgenbach; Juergen Hesselbach
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Paper Abstract

Shape memory alloys have the potential to become a material of great importance for miniature actuators that can be applied to the handling of sub-mm parts, biological engineering, and microsurgery. This paper reports on two shape memory microactuator systems under development in our laboratories, namely microgrippers and artificial muscle actuators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3202, Microrobotics and Microsystem Fabrication, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298042
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Stephanus Buettgenbach, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig (Germany)
Juergen Hesselbach, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3202:
Microrobotics and Microsystem Fabrication

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