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Application to Universal Axis
A simple method of mounting tools to the U-Axis carriage is needed that allows for quick changes by the user and eventually an automated tool changer system. A major question is can most parts be 3D Printed accurately enough and/or how many off the shelf parts are required. For a future automated tool dock and changer system, a method that does not require extra motors would be ideal. Perhaps activating latches and or gears by using the force of the insertion of a tool head into the dock.
Tool Head Mounting
- The Wikipedia Page on Kinematic Couplings
- A Design by the Youtube Channel "Joshua Vasquez"
- A Hackaday Article on One Such Design
- An article on how to Design a High Quality Kinematic Coupling
- A Youtube Video on How to Mathmatically Simulate a Kinematic Coupling
- An article by "Hilary Johnson" on a simple lab on Kinematic Couplings, as well as it's data and conclusions
- A Whitepaper on Kinematic Coupling Design
- An article on precision kinematic bearing design
- A Whitepaper Titled "Quasi-Kinematic Couplings For Precision Automotive Assemblies"
- A Short Article on How to Improve a Kinematic Bearing Design for Higher Precision
- A Whitepaper Titled "Design and Analysis of Kinematic Couplings for Modular Machine and Instrumentation Structures"
- A Video by the Youtube Channel "Cultraro" on their basic push push latch Kinematic Coupling
- A 3D Rotating Ratchet - Spring Loaded Button, similar to some pens' up/down mechanism