Few things are more rewarding for a scientist than seeing his or her research bring in a
new functional product. While the increasing number of companies producing parallel mechanisms
is an encouraging sign for all researchers, it does not mean that the domain is mature. Indeed,
there remain plenty of open theoretical problems. However, it should be noted that a vacuum is
already being created for more application-oriented research.
The list of companies is organized depending on the type of application. Each entry is headed by
the name of the company with a link to its web site (if such exists). Then, for some companies, a
"Company Profile" is made available and can be accessed by clicking on
. Since in some cases, only a branch
of the company is engaged in the production of parallel mechanisms, an additional link is provided
in the field "Other Related Links" that leads directly to the web page presenting the parallel
Recently, we have added a section on companies manufacturing mechanical components or software
applications for parallel mechanisms.
Based on the present list and on our own opinion, we point out the following interesting facts:
Most Successful Application: Motion Simulators;
Most Intriguing Web Sites: those of Physik Instrumente, Force Dimension and CableCam;
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