New Tools for your Toolbox

FlexSys has impressive credentials for aerodynamics and flow control, but for Industry we offer an exciting range of new mechanism designs that are just not possible any other way. Whether you need to reduce the part count of a new device you're developing (to just one piece?), or need a repeatable performance profile that is inexpensive but highly reliable, FlexSys can show you how. Our proprietary software-based system can teach you how, or design for you, a device that can do your job, at Macro to Micro scale, for a billion operating cycles or as a single-use throwaway. These exciting new design tools will help you refine the operations you already have and develop new ways of working you never thought possible. Let us show you what distributed compliant mechanisms can do for:

  • Reducing part count, design for no-assembly
  • Micro electromechanical (MEMS) devices
  • Single-use devices
  • Grippers and manipulators
  • Precision positioning devices
  • Motion amplification
  • Shape-morphing
An example of flexsys design tools used to optimize a one-piece windshield wiper arm, reducing assembly time and cost.

An example of flexsys design tools used to optimize a one-piece windshield wiper arm, reducing assembly time and cost.

US patents: 5971328, 6491262, 7384016 B1, European patents: 1047593, 1603798, DE 69934210T2 - other US and intl. patents pending.


FlexSys Iris Demonstration

FlexSys Iris mechanism illustrates the principle of designing with distributed compliance -- by distributing the material optimally, large deformations can be realized while limiting the material strains to lie within a very small linear elastic range.