Introduction to Flexure Hinges


  • Jerome M. Paros Paroscientific, Inc. & Quartz Seismic Sensors, Inc.


A flexure hinge is a mechanical member that is very compliant in bending about one axis but very rigid about the cross axes. Applications include use as friction-free pivots in sensors, transfer and multiplying linkages, indicators, and actuators.


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