Questions tagged [flexures]

Flexibility of different materials.

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Flexure Deflection - Both ends fixed (one translation free)

I have a flexure problem. One of its ends is fixed to a frame (say F1) which is stationary (no rotation & no translation) and the other end is also fixed to another frame (say F2) which can move ...
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Is there a bellows geometry that allows for torsional motion?

A typical folded bellows allows for axial expansion/compression, lateral offset, and angular deflection. Is there a bellows fold pattern that can accommodate a relatively large torsional rotation ...
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Is an Adjustable Stiffness Flexure Spring possible?

I have recently discovered flexure springs (see image below), and I am interested in using one in an amateur project I am building. However, I would prefer if I am able to adjust the "stiffness" of ...
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Design of multiple wood layers

I am currently working on designing a teeterboard for the circus (a seesaw that people jump up and down on the ends), and need some advice on my methodology for wood selection. The primary wood will ...
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What is this kind of bearing called

I came up with this concept for a partial rotation, lubricant free, low friction bearing for a robotics application. Two complementary sets of tensioned tendon-like cables (or tapes) serve both to ...