Dynamics and Controls of Hexapod Machine Tools

  • G. Wiens
  • D. Hardage
Conference paper
Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)


To enable widespread adoption of hexapod machine tools as a new machining paradigm in industry, research on the development of advanced methodologies for modelling, system parameter identification and controls has been initiated. This paper presents the work-in-progress which involves both theoretical and experimental analyses. The research activities are segmented into two major areas: controls and dynamics. By conducting the research in parallel, the results of each segmented area supplement the other, which in turn provides a better comprehension of the controls and dynamics of hexapod machine tool performance.


Machine Tool Sandia National Laboratory Parallel Kinematic Machine Platform Position Tool Trajectory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Wiens
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  • D. Hardage
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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