Designing Cost-Efficient Mechanisms: Minimum Constraint Design, Designing With Commercial Components, and Topics in Design Engineering (Reference)

ISBN: 9780070335691
Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill (Tx)
Publication Date: 1990-07
Number of pages: 250
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Minimum Constraint Design (MCD) provides structures and mechanisms with zero looseness, zero binding and low cost. The author's robot company, MOBOT Corp., made Cartesian robots with up to 20 ft. vertical motion and 400 ft. horizontal motion and with precision mechanical homing guidance of part grippers using only small machine tools. No magic, just understanding constraint theory and clear thinking. The book explains, without math, constraint theory, Minimum Constraint Design (MCD), Semi-Minimum Constraint Design (SemiMCD), and Redundant Constraint Design (RCD. It then goes on to discuss a number of related topics in design engineering, including robot grippers.

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