From the viewpoint of kinematics, a three-dof H-type pure translational parallel manipulator is presented for the development of automatic assembly devices and a regional structure of a six-dof hybrid parallel platform. First, we describe the structural properties of manipulator and analyze its kinematic mobility. A pure translational motion is verified to exist through the well-known D-H symbolic notations and the coordinate transformation technique. What follows are the forward and inverse kinematic analysis and their analytical closed-form solutions by the matrix algebra approach. For further confirmation of the derived equations, some numerical examples are also given. Moreover, with the help of the analytical displacement kinematics, we identify the volume of workspace. At last, taking account of the overall Jacobian matrix provides the condition number and the identification of singularity of configuration is explored based on the direct and inverse kinematics Jacobian matrix.

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