One-shot 3D Printed Underactuated Gripper

Cormack, J., Fotouhi, M. , Adams, G. and Pipe, A. (2021) One-shot 3D Printed Underactuated Gripper. In: 21st Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference, Nottingham, UK, 16 Sep 2020, pp. 400-404. ISBN 9783030634858 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63486-5_41)

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Underactuated gripping mechanisms allow a wide range of objects to be grasped, with relatively simple control and input. Current 3D printed underactuated grippers are often composed of multiple parts that need assembly before use. Consolidating many of these parts allows the gripper to be manufactured more quickly for less money, and allows custom gripping devices to become more accessible. A novel one-shot printed underactuated gripping mechanism was developed, which was manufactured using HP’s MJF 3D printing process. The conventional tendon lines were replaced with a band which was 3D printed as part of the gripper. Finite Element Analysis was used to model the gripper behaviour, and 3D printed prototypes were manufactured and tested, which were to grip a range of objects.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotouhi, Dr Mohammad
Authors: Cormack, J., Fotouhi, M., Adams, G., and Pipe, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Published Online:03 December 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
First Published:First published in Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. TAROS 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 12228
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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