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Reliance to showcase bebionic hand at Medtech 2011

09 March 2011

Reliance Precision Mechatronics will feature the RSL Steeper bebionic hand at this year’s Medtech exhibition. Reliance worked with RSL Steeper through the development phase, specifically in the design and manufacture of the finger and thumb actuators. The hand is fully articulating, with multiple grip patterns, so the challenge has been to achieve the optimum efficiency between speed, power and noise for the necessary hand flexibility, as well as meeting the weight and size constraints.

Reliance’s role was to see RSL Steeper’s design concept into the manufacturing stages, with rapid manufacturing of development samples to validate the design process. The building blocks have been taken from Reliance’s catalogue of mechatronic components, including gears, leadscrew and nut. These have been adapted to suit the requirements of the project, with design engineering to integrate the piece-parts and provide a custom assembly.
Visit Reliance Precision Mechatronics at Medtech, April 6-7 2011, stand 1321

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