Algorithms for rapid development of inherently-manufacturable laminate devices

Daniel M. Aukes, Robert J. Wood

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

We present several algorithms suited for the generation and analysis of structures used in manufacturing laminate electromechanical devices. These devices may be fabricated by a family of related manufacturing processes such as printed-circuit MEMS(PC-MEMS) smart composite microstructures (SCM), or lamina emergent mechanisms (LEM), which, by utilizing multimaterial laminate composites, enables kinematic motion, component embedding, and monolithic fabrication of high-precision millimeter-scale features. The presented algorithms enable rapid generation of manufacturing features such as support structures and cut files, while facilitating integration with the user's design intent and available material removal processes. An exemplar device is presented, which, though simple in concept, could not be manufactured without the aid of an expert designer to produce the same features generated by these algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014
PublisherWeb Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791846148
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014 - Newport, United States
Duration: Sep 8 2014Sep 10 2014

Publication series

NameASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNewport
Period9/8/149/10/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Aukes, D. M., & Wood, R. J. (2014). Algorithms for rapid development of inherently-manufacturable laminate devices. In ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014 (ASME 2014 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2014; Vol. 1). Web Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). https://doi.org/10.1115/SMASIS20147442