Development of mechanism, machine science and technology in Taiwan

Hong Sen Yan, Zhang Hua Fong, Ying Chien Tsai, Cheng Kuo Sung, Jao Hwa Kuang, Chung Biau Tsay, Shyi Jeng Tsai, Dar Zen Chen, Tyng Liu, Jyh Jone Lee, Shuo Hung Chang

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We give a brief historical perspective of IFToMM China-Taipei activities in mechanism and machine science and its involvement in the IFToMM World Congress. The systematic generation of all possible mechanisms for required topological characteristics with design requirement and constraints was proposed by H. S. Yang in 1980 by the so-called “Methodology for the Conceptual Design of Mechanisms”. The gearing machines, such as CNC hobbing, shaving, grinding, and hypoid gear generator have been developed in Taiwan with aid of IFToMM China-Taipei community. For classification of geared mechanisms, a methodology is developed using concept of kinematic fractionation. Finally the tendon drive mechanism and nanometer positioning mechanism are included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992


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