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PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control and automation systems, hexapod 6-axis parallel robotic stages, air bearing motion systems, Gantry Systems, 3D printing, laser machining, and piezoelectric nano-positioning solutions. Applications include photonics, semiconductor technology, medical engineering, assembly, inspection, materials handling, and bio-nanotechnology. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagneti

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Different Ways to Create Multi-Axis, Multi-DOF Motion Platforms

POSTED 06/06/2019

Traditionally individual linear, rotary and goniometric axes are stacked. More modern architectures comprise of hybrid tripod and hexapod approaches. Hexapod 6-axis motion platforms are based on parallel kinematic motion. Hybrid tripods combine serial (XY motion) and parallel motion (tripod) into one low-profile 6-axis positioning system.