JRM Vol.18 No.2 pp. 160-166
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2006.p0160


Development of 6-Axis Material Tester for Measuring Mechanical Spine Properties

Motoyoshi Fujiwara*, Takanori Masuda*, Tadashi Inaba**,
Takaya Katoh***, Yuichi Kasai****, and Satoru Ito*****

*Metals Lab., Mie Prefectural Science and Technology Promotion Center, 208 Nishiyama, Shichi, Kuwana, Mie 514-0937, Japan

**Faculty of Engineering, Mie University

***Research Center For Creation, Mie University

****Faculty of Medicine, Mie University

*****FUSO Machine Works Ltd.

November 2, 2005
March 13, 2006
April 20, 2006
material tester, spine, 6-DOF, parallel mechanism, force control

Because mechanical spine properties having multiple degrees of freedom (DOF) are generally difficult to measure, we developed a parallel 6-axis material tester with hybrid position/force control. We give examples of 6-axis testing and results of material tests using polyurethane rubber and animal spines.

Cite this article as:
Motoyoshi Fujiwara, Takanori Masuda, Tadashi Inaba,
Takaya Katoh, Yuichi Kasai, and Satoru Ito, “Development of 6-Axis Material Tester for Measuring Mechanical Spine Properties,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.18, No.2, pp. 160-166, 2006.
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