Low cost piezo-based actuator ready!

posted Sep 25, 2014, 10:43 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

The third prototype of the low-cost piezo-based actuator was successfully tested today at the SENSORICA lab in Montreal
Applications: biology, micro 3D printer, microelectronics, etc... 

The actuator alone is estimated at only 2$/piece It is a linear micromanipulator that gives you sub-micron precision. It allows you to make small displacement in space. We estimated the cost of electronics to drive it at less than 50$. These things go on the market for thousands of dollars. 

Contact SENSORICA is you want to buy this prototype. See the document below if you want to make it yourself. 

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

Design and Prototype - Low cost, long range piezo stack