A computational design tool for compliant mechanisms

@article{Megaro2017ACD,
  title={A computational design tool for compliant mechanisms},
  author={Vittorio Megaro and Jonas Zehnder and Moritz B{\"a}cher and Stelian Coros and Markus H. Gross and Bernhard Thomaszewski},
  journal={ACM Trans. Graph.},
  year={2017},
  volume={36},
  pages={82:1-82:12}
}
We present a computational tool for designing compliant mechanisms. Our method takes as input a conventional, rigidly-articulated mechanism defining the topology of the compliant design. This input can be both planar or spatial, and we support a number of common joint types which, whenever possible, are automatically replaced with parameterized flexures. As the technical core of our approach, we describe a number of objectives that shape the design space in a meaningful way, including… CONTINUE READING