Markforged Workshop Series – Is Stiffer Always Better? – Printing Flexible Geometry
Flexibility, or a lack of stiffness, isn’t always given much respect in industrial mechanisms besides seals or gaskets. Compliant mechanisms solve many simple challenges and can vastly simplify assembly operation and installation processes. In this video we make a very simple compliant mechanism with a simple spring-retention end cap. Stay tuned for future videos where we take this concept further and see what else is possible with flexible parts on a Markforged printer.
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While Marcus has been a SOLIDWORKS Applications Expert with MLC CAD Systems for over a decade, his knowledge extends into all 3 product lines MLC offers. More than once, he has held the prestigious title of the world’s most certified SOLIDWORKS AE. He actively supports the user group community and is known for his improv comedy tips and tricks session. Connect with Marcus on Twitter to discuss your project.