A Thermal-Expansion-Type Microactuator with Paraffin as the Expansive Material : Basic Performance of a Prototype Linear Actuator

@inproceedings{Kabei1997ATM,
  title={A Thermal-Expansion-Type Microactuator with Paraffin as the Expansive Material : Basic Performance of a Prototype Linear Actuator},
  author={Nobuyuki Kabei and Masayuki Kosuda and Hideki Kagamibuchi and Ryoichi Tashiro and Hitoshi Mizuno and Yasuhiro Ueda and Kiichi Tsuchiya},
  year={1997}
}
Our aim is to develop a microactuator for use in endoscopic-surgery. The purpose of this study was to construct cylinder-piston-type microactuators actuated by thermal expansion of paraffin. We use paraffin as the material for expansion because paraffin has a large coefficient of expansion in the temperature range of 35 to 45 degrees centigrade. For smooth actuation of the piston, we must prevent the paraffin from sticking to the inside surface of the cylinder. Thus, the paraffin is enclosed in… CONTINUE READING

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