Why Machines That Bend Are Better

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I visited the Compliant Mechanisms Research group at Brigham Young University and spoke to Professor Larry Howell:
At the above link, you can download 3D-print files to make some of the objects in the video, plus learn more about compliant mechanisms.
What I learned about compliant mechanisms I summarize in the 8 P's of compliant mechanisms:
1. Part count (reduced by having flexible parts instead of springs, hinges)
2. Productions processes (many, new, different enabled by compliant designs)
3. Price (reduced by fewer parts and different production processes)
4. Precise Motion (no backlash, less wear, friction)
5. Performance (no outgassing, doesn't require lubricant)
6. Proportions (reduced through different production processes)
7. Portability (lightweight due to simpler, reduced part count designs)
8. Predictability (devices are reliable over a long period of time)
Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
Donal Botkin, James M Nicholson, Michael Krugman, Nathan Hansen, Ron Neal, Stan Presolski, Terrance Shepherd
Animation by Alan Chamberlain

Nate Higgers
Nate Higgers 9 timmar sedan
I feel like there wasn't a good explanation given in the beginning, just jumping right into examples.
Collin Testa
Collin Testa 12 timmar sedan
The Trek supercaliber uses a compliant mechanism in its suspension
yosh coom
yosh coom Dag sedan
I wanna see this applied to prosthetics
Phillip Toone
Phillip Toone Dag sedan
0:02 Hey, that's my college professor.
Disqus Macabre
Disqus Macabre Dag sedan
Roy Rice
Roy Rice Dag sedan
Flexible rods in a engine, crank shaft......no. Not yet. 👍👍👍 A clutch ...yes.
Grodo Dag sedan
Wow, Bro. What?
Mariusz Chyliński
Mariusz Chyliński Dag sedan
Great movie and knowledge. Thanks :)
Joe L
Joe L 2 dagar sedan
11:46 when he popped up and said "hey" I was half expecting him to say "...Veritasium, Derek here"
SweetDessert 2 dagar sedan
Ok, is it just me being dirty or does that thumbnail look like two people *******
Jerome Beaulieu
Jerome Beaulieu 3 dagar sedan
Bill Swift here with flex tape (tool’s)
Celia YAHCCS 3 dagar sedan
More fascinating machines. Even some that just make peculiar sounds but I couldn't see what their function was apart from that. Perhaps this could lead to inventing new kinds of musical instruments or at least different percussion or sound effects !
John Barber
John Barber 4 dagar sedan
So Bender Rodriguez is the best machine ever made......I knew it.
YourOrangeCrush 4 dagar sedan
#9. Pliable
Aidan McDaniel
Aidan McDaniel 4 dagar sedan
@ LockPickingLawyer
Jay 6 dagar sedan
i just found this channel, and i started to like it so much. thanks for making all these videos for us.
anom 4 dagar sedan
He gets paid for it so he probably thanks you for watching.
basba Qal
basba Qal 6 dagar sedan
Has anyone told you, at first look, like Gino D'Acampio's brother?
DivergeConverge EsiErge
DivergeConverge EsiErge 6 dagar sedan
I feel like you can create several gym machines with it... wait me 10 years i'll do that
Nihal Rissane
Nihal Rissane 7 dagar sedan
0:48 I really wanted to read that but its soo expensive! It costs around 180$ CAD
Nihal Rissane
Nihal Rissane 3 dagar sedan
@anom why?
anom 4 dagar sedan
You must not want to read it that bad.
GrandAdmiral Zod
GrandAdmiral Zod 8 dagar sedan
Imagine these two intelligent people wearing masks if this was made in 2021. Very sad. Every movie better have people in masks or face shields from 2020 forward.
Mark Brand
Mark Brand 5 dagar sedan
They’re probably vaccinated. I live in Utah and that professor has been elective for vaccination for over 2 months now.
steve wong
steve wong 8 dagar sedan
Shehzad Khan
Shehzad Khan 8 dagar sedan
Raffy 8 dagar sedan
I really don't like about these things is that it would snap after a long time of usage and its plastic at first of course
Kate Katz
Kate Katz 8 dagar sedan
Guy invents glorified toe nail clipper.
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Luis From Texas 9 dagar sedan
Good bye gearbox
Cheeky Monkey
Cheeky Monkey 9 dagar sedan
sooooo We don't know if a nuke accidentally went off or not in the testing?
AK 10 dagar sedan
Father of compliant mechanisms- Dr. Ashok Midha
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I love watching this video years apart bc I'm learning more and more about physic in this time
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Pugging Hell 12 dagar sedan
"You would scream in pain. Would you like to try?"
Wolflordy 12 dagar sedan
I never considered BYU anything more than a religious university. Man I need to get my biases in check lol
big mistqke
big mistqke 12 dagar sedan
Is that aphex twin's logo?
random person
random person 12 dagar sedan
Since a human is a biological machine I bend my brother so he can massage my feet better And now his not breathing pls help me
bepe 13 dagar sedan
why are there so many bot comments from today on a 2 year old video
Sindelar Delariva
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Odd that the ending of this video involves an aircraft overhead. I just had what I believe was a dual prop plane ( I didn't see it ) do some very low altitude maneuver, so much that it's wake turbulence shook my apartment a bit. Maybe an accidental stall.
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David Dahl 13 dagar sedan
You either see someone choking someone else in the thumbnail, or something dirty.
Костянтин Болтівець
Костянтин Болтівець 13 dagar sedan
Гарні субтитри , набагато зрозуміліше , дякую .
Joash Lim
Joash Lim 13 dagar sedan
is it printed out of PLA?
Sam Smith
Sam Smith 14 dagar sedan
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Vikas J
Vikas J 14 dagar sedan
Why step sisters that bend are better?
Christian Gallagher
Christian Gallagher 15 dagar sedan
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Prashant Priyadarshi
Prashant Priyadarshi 15 dagar sedan
This is why Americans are so ahead of us.
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Dion St. Michael
Dion St. Michael 17 dagar sedan
Incredible. So interesting.
Milan Koot
Milan Koot 18 dagar sedan
The iphone 6 can also bend
Kos Ddsky
Kos Ddsky 18 dagar sedan
This and the origami video are just mindblowing.
Wiktor Szymczak
Wiktor Szymczak 19 dagar sedan
Maybe im the strange one but i... wasn't suprised? I mean those things are nice but i already know how they work? They are more wear resistant than i thought but still.
Mai Tan Khang
Mai Tan Khang 19 dagar sedan
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KAPANGAAAMASTER 19 dagar sedan
That type of clutch already exists in small scooter motorcycles. New thing would be the compliant mechanism instead of the springs that regular centrifugal clutches have.
Ryan Perkins
Ryan Perkins 19 dagar sedan
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Steve Poper
Steve Poper 20 dagar sedan
2 years ago: Why machines that bend are better Now: Why robots that bend are better 2 years from now: Why humans that bend are better
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Travis Brimm
Travis Brimm 21 dag sedan
Ok I'm going to go make my bones bendable
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G00NiE 765 22 dagar sedan
You n physic girl got physical didnt you you both look like you jus hopped outta bed n decided to make a video about a bunch of different P words 🙄jus to make up a reason why you two are in the same house together I wonder what other type of physics videos yall b making behind closed doors 🤔🤭
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Marcos Yudi Kimura 22 dagar sedan
Watching this video after watching the "planned obsolescence" one just makes me sad.
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Mechanism that keeps nuclear bombs from exploding Me: Hitman machine lol
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Wayne's World 25 dagar sedan
That's why the greatest cartoon character is called BENDER
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morphing shape wings of new prototype can take alot of advantage from this
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I used the mechanism shown at 6 minutes in to make a patent application in my former company. We printed this particular geometry from the video to show off the principle.
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Why not use spring treated steel?
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