FEA Sample

FEA was critical to properly design the three flexure mechanisms. All flexures were thoroughly analyzed to verify sufficient stiffness, acceptable factors of safety under tooling and death test loads, and appropriate frequency responses. Below is a 2-DOF flexure which mounts a guide rail bushing and is secured to the carriage. This flexure relieves guide rail overconstraint such that the carriage’s z-travel is controlled by one rail only.

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