The Ring - Compliant Mechanism

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The Ring - Compliant Mechanism

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ORIGINAL - 0.2mm layer, 4 walls, 30% infill
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This a compliant mechanism. This design was inspired from this article. https://cmdelabs.medium.com/

I have no relation with this company. I thought it looks cool and wanted to try it out to maybe find a use for it in my future projects.

 

Please give your feedback and if you have any engineering use cases for this design let me know.

This model is 2 colored for better visuals. You can use single color just select same color.

 

Print profile is for PLA. I highly advise you to use more flexible material like nylon or PETG.

PLA have limited bend cycles before starting to develop minor cracking that leads to failure of the part. (150-250 bend cycles estimated for PLA)

 

One of the most important reasons why compliant mechanisms are preferred over traditional ones is the dramatic reduction in the number of parts needed to attain the visualized motion and the desired result.

Other compelling reasons are:
• Easier assembly
• Lighter in weight
• Less friction resulting in lower maintenance
• Cost-effective
• Precision in motion
• Superior performance
• Reduction in size
• Higher reliability
• Simpler production process
• Adaptability to morphing, lamina emergent, and adaptive motion

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So simple yet so much fun
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Glad you like it. It is an interesting concept that I am working on. I am trying to find possible use cases for it.
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bouncy
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it did what I thought it did
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The squeezeness is pretty satisfying. It’s a fun fidget to play with. I did squeeze a bit too much and the small connection points broke. I think if this was used correctly, it wouldn’t happen.
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