Compliant Mechanisms Article

An excellent article on compliant mechanisms related to optical systems in the November 2013 edition of Nasa Tech Briefs.

This article discusses the ability to use AMCs (amorphous metal composites) for compliant mechanisms in place of typically used Aluminum and Titanium alloys.  Since these composites can be customized for material properties needed in an optomechanical design or other application, the design can be optimized for specific applications.  This can be critical for space based optical systems or aerospace systems.

Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites for Optical and Compliant Mechanisms

Friday, 01 November 2013
http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/5-ntb/tech-briefs/materials/17680
This work was done by Douglas C. Hofmann and Gregory S. Agnes of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, contact iaoffice@jpl.nasa.gov.   Reference 

NPO-48768, Volume 37 Issue No. 11

    Innovative Technology Assets Management
   JPL    Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

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