How are Compliant Mechanisms different from the Classical Mechanisms?

Classical mechanisms used rigid linkages primarily to achieve the functionality. The present technologists and designers use “Classical Mechanics” as a first principle to build something for the user. Things built on this concept involves tonnes of calculations, time and also increases the number of parts.

Compliant mechanisms on the other hand creates its own concept that uses the inherent flexibility of the components to their advantage, to perform various tasks. This mechanism not only achieves output in a simple way but also helps one to explore optimum paths for  higher values.

BendFlex Compliant Mechanism Design Innovation Kit

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The BendFlex Compliant Mechanism innovator toolkit provides an opportunity to the designers and young hobbyists to explore the world of mechanisms using a simple goal, that is to make complex things look simple ! The idea of using the CM kit is not only to provide access to studying mechanisms but also develop something inventive that optimizes the activities of an average person.

Why Compliant Mechanism ?
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• Construct a model and validate an equivalent model of a  Compliant mechanism.
• Quick and easy validation.
• One-step before prototyping.
• Reduces material and manufacturing costs.
• Optimizes design by giving multiple methods to solve a problem.
• Can be used to beyond its intended applications such as Artistic Structures.

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What are Compliant Mechanisms?

Compliant Mechanisms are a new class of mechanisms which use the flexiblity (compliance) of their members to transfer and/or transform motion, force, or energy.Compliant mechanisms offer an opportunity to achieve complex motions within the limitations of micro- and nano-fabrication. Because compliant mechanisms gain their motion from the constrained bending of flexible parts, they can achieve complex motion from simple topologies.