MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
Innovative concept of compliant mechanisms made by additive manufacturing
Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM),
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The complete redesign for Additive Manufacturing of compliant mechanism structures enables CSEM to develop innovative concepts to drastically reduce the need of machining and assembly after additive manufacturing. Support structures under flexure blades are thus minimised and the overall process becomes more streamlined. Moreover, this concept allows us to easily design and produce monolithic cross flexure pivots with interlocked flexible blades. Based on this concept, CSEM is now developing new architectures of Compliant Mechanisms based on Additive Manufacturing (COMAM) for the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of a GSTP research project. The past and current work of design, 3D printing and testing on several compliant mechanisms are presented. These demonstrators will be used as use-case for future high-precision and harsh environment applications such as cryogenic and space.
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