Microassembly Following the Desktop Factory Concept

Microassembly Following the Desktop Factory Concept

Categories Beiträge in Büchern
Year 2011
Authors Burisch, A.; Deumlich, S.; Degen, R.; Raatz, A.; Hesselbach, J.
Published in Büttgenbach, S.; Burisch, A.; Hesselbach, J.: Design and Manufacturing of Active Microsystems, Springer, Microtechnology and MEMS series, Berlin u.a., 2011, pp. 393-409

Assembly lines and clean rooms for millimeter-sized products often measure some tens of meters and are mostly too expensive for smallto medium-sized businesses. This motivates the development of new miniaturized production lines (desktop factories) adapted to micro systems technology products. These equipment following the Desktop Factory concept underlies several promising assumptions that will be discussed in detail. The state of the art for Desktop Factory devices points out the need for new miniaturized machine components and handling equipment. The optimization and the new design concept of such a miniaturized handling device, the Parvus robot, will be discussed concerning its industrial use in a visionary Desktop Factory. The experimental verification of the use of this robot within a miniaturized assembly setup points out the challenges of miniaturized devices for micro assembly. This Desktop Factory assembly setup enclosed in a localized clean room cell, consists of the size adapted handling device Parvus, microgrippers, feeders, as well as standard microscope cameras. On this platform the 3D-assembly of an exemplary industrial application, a micro-CMM probe consisting of three main parts, is demonstrated.

ISBN 978-3-642-12902-5
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-12903-2_22