Imagine a 20-30% drop in your manufacturing costs
Compliant mechanism can achieve a big reduction in your manufacturing and production costs.
It is also the most ergonomic form or process engineering pathway AI can mathematically design.
of Compliant Mechanisms
Compliant Mechanism Design provides significant advantages which can have a significant positive effects on both product costs and performance.
REDUCE PART COUNT
SIMPLER PRODUCTION PROCESS
LOWER MANUFACTURING COSTS
DESIGN CHANGE FLEXIBILITY TO ADAPT TO MARKET CHANGES
For some niche applications, compliant mechanisms are the only answer.
WHERE PRECISE MOTION IS A REQUIREMENT
WHERE COMPONENT WEIGHT IS A LIABILITY
WHERE SPACE IS LIMITED
WHERE MECANISM NOISE IS A CONSTRAINT
UNINTERRUMPED AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Industries that stand to benefit
COMPONENTS IN TRANSPORTATION
and everything else you can imagine!
So what exactly is compliant mechanism?
Compliant mechanisms use elastic body deformation to transfer an input force or displacement to another point. These are monolithic (single piece) or joint-less mechanisms performing complex actions. They are often a part of complex structures. The elastic properties with no joints provide the means to miniaturize the mechanism. The resulting mechanisms can be made to do precise and repeatable actions.
So why doesn't everyone else do it?
The main barriers to analyzing and designing compliant mechanisms are:
1. Lack of expertise in Compliant Design
2. Lack of knowledge in mechanism analysis methods and the deflection of flexible links.
3. Fear of changing the status quo from traditional mechanical engineering design.
LIMITATION OF LIMITED MOTION IN COMPLIANT SYSTEMS
The motion from the deflection of compliant links is limited by the strength of the deflecting component. Unlike a pin joint, a compliant link is unable to reproduce a continuous rotational motion. We take this into account in our design process.
NON-LINEAR EQUATIONS, HENCE DIFFICULT TO
Since flexible links undergo large deflections, linearized beam equations are no longer valid. Nonlinear equations must be used that account for the geometric nonlinearity caused by large deflections. Compliant mechanism analysis and design are tougher than that of rigid-body mechanisms.
FATIGUE LIFE UNDERSTANDING / DESIGN NECESSARY
Compliant members are loaded cyclically when a compliant mechanism is used. And hence, it is essential to design those members such that they will have sufficient fatigue life to perform their prescribed functions.
With us, you will get the cutting edge where Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, and Computational Ergonomics meet. Experience a phenomenal reduction in production costs & Op-Ex. Also, add new revenue streams in niche areas. And then see your commercial advantage skyrocket by deploying this innovative technology. We are experts in mechanical Design, cross- Industry expertise, automation and digitalization, with a combined experience of over 5 decades.
By deploying our methods, our clients can expect:
End to end Design evaluation, with suggestions for modifications
Modified ‘Compliant’ designs
Cost saving and geographically portable manufacturing method suggestions - eg. 3D printing, photolithography etc
Manufacturing vendor suggestions and access via a reliable vendor network
Intellectual Property management
Manufacturing Techniques for Compliant Mechanisms
Based on the methods used and the type of mechanisms created using them, there are four broad categories of compliant mechanisms available today.
Lamina Emergent Mechanism
Electrical Discharge Machining
An Actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system, for example by opening a valve. In simple terms, it is a "mover".
Market size was 49.2 B$ in 2016, is projected to be 78.9B$ by 2025.
Reduced part count, and enhanced performance due to programmable flexible members. 7.3 B$ in 2016 (95M vehicles sold). CAGR 4.7% up to 2025.
Benefits of New Applications to Manufacturers
LOW HUMAN ERROR
LOW TRANSPORTATIONS COSTS
LOW LABOR COSTS
We are a team of experts in various fields of engineering with the sole aim of changing the status quo mindset in mechanical engineering design which still uses age old design methods. We begin with the process of ‘Compliant Design’ assessment.
Compliant Mechanism Design helps you achieve this with:
Reduce Part Count — reducing parts and hence of manufacturing costs - as high as 30% in some cases
Niche Applications — Designing parts for niche applications like Space and Medical fields that not possible with conventional methods
At CMDE Labs, we provide strategy and material on the latest production techniques like photo-lithography, LEM, and 3D printing. In addition, we also guide you on generating intellectual property.