Hand forming tool & Flexures

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Background

Here at Fablight, we also use our laser for production of a few of our parts.

We designed a flexure for the focus lens tray seen here.

Assembly of focus box
Analysis of laser cut flexure

Analysis

We had to design the flexure in such a way so that the tray would securely push in and the flexure would not yield.

 

We ran the part through Ansys to determine the proper geometry.

Solution

We had to devise a solution for how to form the part. Because of the size and shape, the part was not press brake friendly.

 

We designed a small hand brake in Solidworks that would form the flexing element, and designed in some adjustability to account for spring-back during forming.

Having the FabLight in-house allows for rapid prototyping and production solutions that would be expensive otherwise.