Piezoelectric actuators 2008: Key factors for commercialization

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Abstract

2008 marks the 30th year after the piezo-actuator boom started. The basic required technologies seem to be maturing and a drastic cost reduction period started. It is time to review the development history, analyze the present problems, and find the strategies to move forward to wide commercialization of the piezo actuator, as the key electro-mechanical component in the 21st century. This paper is Part II of the review paper "Piezoelectric Actuators 2006" presented previously [1], which covered various application areas of actuators, from information technology/robotics, bio- and medical engineering, to ecological and energy technologies. If the reader has not read this article, it is recommended to so first.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Materials - Int. Conf. Smart Materials Smart/Intelligent Materials and Nanotechnology, (Smartmat-'08) and the 2nd International Workshop on Functional Materials and Nanomaterials, (IWOFM-2)
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780878493562
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Smart Materials-Smart/Intelligent Materials and Nano Technology, (SmartMat-'08) and 2nd International Workshop on Functional Materials and Nanomaterials (IWOFM-2) - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Apr 22 2008Apr 25 2008

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume55-57
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Smart Materials-Smart/Intelligent Materials and Nano Technology, (SmartMat-'08) and 2nd International Workshop on Functional Materials and Nanomaterials (IWOFM-2)
CountryThailand
CityChiang Mai
Period4/22/084/25/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Uchino, K. (2008). Piezoelectric actuators 2008: Key factors for commercialization. In Smart Materials - Int. Conf. Smart Materials Smart/Intelligent Materials and Nanotechnology, (Smartmat-'08) and the 2nd International Workshop on Functional Materials and Nanomaterials, (IWOFM-2) (pp. 1-9). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 55-57). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amr.55-57.1