One of the problems faced in the development of micro-gripper is that the actuation displacement or force is too small. In this study, it is aimed to solve this problem with application of shape memory and compliant mechanisms. TiNi film based micro-gripper with compliant structure was design, simulated and fabricated. Some important issues regarding to the preparation of high performance shape memory TiNi films using sputtering methods were discussed.
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2003|