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

Paper:

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

Received:
September 19, 2007
Accepted:
December 5, 2007
Published:
April 20, 2008
Keywords:
micro forceps, catheter, minimally invasive surgery
Abstract

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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