JRM Vol.20 No.2 pp. 250-259
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2008.p0250


Development of Micro Forceps and Implementation for Medical Apparatus

Yusuke Hashimoto*, Makoto Nokata*, Hiroshi Kitou**,
Yoshimitsu Kankawa**, and Kei Ameyama*

*Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-Higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

**Technes Corporation

September 19, 2007
December 5, 2007
April 20, 2008
micro forceps, catheter, minimally invasive surgery

Laparoscopic forceps and catheters enabling minimally invasive surgery (MIS) require microscopic tools. The microforceps we designed using a minimum number of parts use metal injection molding (MIM) to realize strong mass production. Microforceps installed in the tip of a catheter. Stress analysis verified its capability to grasp, bend and turn within the confines of a blood vessels model.

Cite this article as:
Yusuke Hashimoto, Makoto Nokata, Hiroshi Kitou,
Yoshimitsu Kankawa, and Kei Ameyama, “Development of Micro Forceps and Implementation for Medical Apparatus,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.20, No.2, pp. 250-259, 2008.
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