Micropositioning meets

Rekowski, Ron
October 2007
Motion System Design;Oct2007, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p42
The article offers information about mechatronic design. It is stated that mechatronic design is more of a holistic approach to product design, where the tradeoffs between different functional components are considered for their impact on overall performance. Moreover, the process' goal is to arrive at an optimal solution at the conclusion of product design. Information about the use of mechatronics design in micropositioning is discussed.


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