Parallel Kinematic Machines

Theoretical Aspects and Industrial Requirements

  • C. R. Boër
  • L. Molinari-Tosatti
  • K. S. Smith
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Negri, G. Di Bernardo, I. Fassi, L. Molinari Tosatti, G. Bianchi, C. R. Boër
      Pages 69-84
    3. T. Huang, J. S. Wang, C. M. Gosselin, D. J. Whitehouse
      Pages 85-97
    4. J. Song, J.-I Mou, C. King
      Pages 171-187
    5. J. C. Ziegert, B. Jokiel, C.-C. Huang
      Pages 205-216
    6. G. Wiens, D. Hardage
      Pages 217-225
    7. S. Sarma, A. Slocum
      Pages 257-268
  3. Industrial Requirements and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Y. Koren
      Pages 271-273
    3. M. Weck, M. Giesler, A. Meylahn, D. Staimer
      Pages 283-294
    4. H. K. Tönshoff, H. Grendel
      Pages 295-312
    5. R. Neugebauer, F. Wieland, M. Schwaar, C. Hochmuth
      Pages 313-326
    6. N. P. Powell, B. D. Whittingham, N. N. Z. Gindy
      Pages 327-344
    7. M. Hebsacker, T. Treib, O. Zirn, M. Honegger
      Pages 345-355
    8. F. Pierrot, T. Shibukawa
      Pages 357-364
    9. H. K. Tönshoff, H. Grendel, R. Kaak
      Pages 365-376
    10. M.-O. Demaurex
      Pages 395-399
    11. L. Rey, R. Clavel
      Pages 401-417
    12. B. S. El-Khasawneh, P. M. Ferreira
      Pages 419-430
    13. S.-J. Ryu, J. W. Kim, J. C. Hwang, C. Park, H. Sang Cho, K. Lee et al.
      Pages 441-455

About these proceedings


Parallel Kinematic Machines (PKMs) are one of the most radical innovations in production equipment. They attempt to combine the dexterity of robots with the accuracy of machine tools to respond to several industrial needs. This book contains the proceedings of the first European-American Forum on Parallel Kinematic Machines, held in Milan, Italy from 31 August - 1 September 1998. The Forum was established to provide institutions, technology suppliers and industrial end users with an improved understanding of the real advantages to be gained from using PKMs. This book contributes to a mid-term strategy oriented to reduce time to market and costs, improve production flexibility and minimize environmental impacts to increase worldwide competitiveness. In particular the authors focus on enabling technologies and emerging concepts for future manufacturing applications of PKMs. Topics include: Current status of PKM R&D in Europe, the USA and Asia. Industrial requirements, roadblocks and application opportunities. Research issues and possibilities. Industrial applications and requirements.


Hexapod calibration control machining manufacturing measurement modeling robot simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • C. R. Boër
    • 1
  • L. Molinari-Tosatti
    • 1
  • K. S. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.ITIA-CNRMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1228-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0885-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0155
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