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rthompson

April 02, 2018

DSM Conducts Extensive Cryogenic Testing on Piezo Stacks from Multiple Vendors

DSM conducted four rounds of cryogenic testing on piezo-ceramic (PZT) stacks. The tests were completed as part of ongoing piezo actuation system product development efforts […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

DSM Meets Project Milestone – Full Length Run, Vertical Linear Accelerator

This week DSM met a significant milestone on our SBIR Phase II “Vertical Linear Accerlerator” project. FULL LENGTH RUN! DSM welcomes inquiries into this developing […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Driving a Spring Load with a Piezoelectric Actuator

View PDF Version When a piezo-actuator (whether amplified or non-amplified) is actuated against a spring load, it converts electrical energy into both motion and force. […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Piezo Actuators – Mounting and Handling Guidelines

View PDF Version Improper use includes the following but is not limited to applications such as the following : DO NOT: introduce static compressive loads exceeding […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Isolating FPA and LFPA Piezo Actuators from Moment and Lateral Loading

As described in the application note, “Piezo Actuators – Mounting and Handling Guidelines”, mounting hardware must not apply a moment or lateral loading to the […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Piezoelectric Actuation Mechanisms: Flextensional Piezo-Actuator Operation

View PDF Version Solid State Kinematic Elements The active element in DSM’s flextensional piezoelectric actuator (FPA) architecture is the “PZT stack” in the center of […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Piezoelectric Actuation Mechanisms: Design Challenges With Piezo-Actuators

View PDF Version Developing piezo-actuators that feature precision motion capabilities presents an opportunity for creative solid-state mechanism design.  DSM has developed strategies to deal with […]

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rthompson

April 02, 2018

Piezoelectric Actuation Mechanisms: An Introduction

View PDF Here Using piezo-actuators requires an understanding of actuator mechanical and electrical performance issues.  Understanding the basic operating concepts behind piezo-actuators may also be […]

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rthompson

January 14, 2009

Piezoelectric Actuators For Motion Control in Non-Magnetic and Vacuum Environments

Dynamic Structures and Materials (DSM) has expanded its portfolio of customizable FlexFrame PiezoActuators™. DSM’s FlexFrame PiezoActuator™ product family can be custom-configured for unique geometric and […]

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rthompson

August 07, 2006

Good Things Come in Ever Smaller Packages

A team of engineers at Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM: Franklin, TN) has used MDA SBIR Phase II funding to squeeze an actuator system […]

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jlbworks

June 01, 2006

DSM Releases New Miniature Piezoelectric Actuators for Weight-Sensitive and Space-Sensitive Applications

New product announcement: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) is pleased to introduce two ultra-compact piezoelectric actuators or stages for weight-sensitive and space-sensitive applications. These […]

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jlbworks

September 08, 2005

Custom Multi-Axis Optomechanical Positioning Mounts

Design service announcement: Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) offers custom design services for single- and multi-axis positioning hardware used in optomechanical assemblies. DSM’s expertise […]

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