Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/3/035001
Title: Force-controlled automatic microassembly of tissue engineering scaffolds
Authors: Zhao, G. 
Teo, C.L. 
Hutmacher, D.W.
Burdet, E. 
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Zhao, G.,Teo, C.L.,Hutmacher, D.W.,Burdet, E. (2010). Force-controlled automatic microassembly of tissue engineering scaffolds. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 20 (3) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/3/035001
Abstract: This paper presents an automated system for 3D assembly of tissue engineering (TE) scaffolds made from biocompatible microscopic building blocks with relatively large fabrication error. It focuses on the pin-into-hole force control developed for this demanding microassembly task. A beam-like gripper with integrated force sensing at a 3 mN resolution with a 500 mN measuring range is designed, and is used to implement an admittance force-controlled insertion using commercial precision stages. Visual-based alignment followed by an insertion is complemented by a haptic exploration strategy using force and position information. The system demonstrates fully automated construction of TE scaffolds with 50 microparts whose dimension error is larger than 5%. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/60356
ISSN: 09601317
DOI: 3/035001
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Page view(s)

28
checked on Dec 8, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.