Markforged Workshop Series – Is Stiffer Always Better? – Printing Flexible Geometry

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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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