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Cost-Efficient Manufacturing of a High Deflection Electrothermal Drive for Switching Applications

El Khoury, Mario and Winterstein, Thomas and Nakic, Christian and Schlaak, Helmut F. (2016):
Cost-Efficient Manufacturing of a High Deflection Electrothermal Drive for Switching Applications.
In: ACTUATOR 2016, 15th International Conference on New Actuators & 9th Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems, Bremen, Germany, 13. - 15. Jun. 2016, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

We present a cost-efficient method for manufacturing of electrothermal actuators. For concept validation, a bidirectional out-of-plane actuator is fabricated using two Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) layers which are milled and assembled using rivets. The actuator generates a high open loop deflection of 4.4 mm, 21.5 mN blocking force and has a footprint of 35 x 13 mm². The presented device can be mass produced using manufacturing methods available for flexible printed circuit boards. It can be used to drive micro fluid valves and electrical switches which require relatively high deflection and driving forces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: El Khoury, Mario and Winterstein, Thomas and Nakic, Christian and Schlaak, Helmut F.
Title: Cost-Efficient Manufacturing of a High Deflection Electrothermal Drive for Switching Applications
Language: English
Abstract:

We present a cost-efficient method for manufacturing of electrothermal actuators. For concept validation, a bidirectional out-of-plane actuator is fabricated using two Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) layers which are milled and assembled using rivets. The actuator generates a high open loop deflection of 4.4 mm, 21.5 mN blocking force and has a footprint of 35 x 13 mm². The presented device can be mass produced using manufacturing methods available for flexible printed circuit boards. It can be used to drive micro fluid valves and electrical switches which require relatively high deflection and driving forces.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrothermal Actuator, Switching Applications, Cost-Efficient Manufacturing.
Divisions: 18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Electromechanical Design
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Electromechanical Design > Microtechnology and Electromechanical Systems
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Event Title: ACTUATOR 2016, 15th International Conference on New Actuators & 9th Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems
Event Location: Bremen, Germany
Event Dates: 13. - 15. Jun. 2016
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 12:55
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