ALTERNATIVE MACHINE TOOL STRUCTURES AND DESIGN

This page seeks to educate and enlight about this field and the new pathbreaking developments which seek to drastically alter our conventional notion of Machine Tools.

In this tutorial we concentrate mainly on designs based on Parallel Robotic Manipulators, which have shown most potential.

A picture of the Giddings and Lewis's Variax -A Six degree of freedom Machine Tool
 
 

This primer is arranged in the following order ...