This is a multi-functional part made of various materials with slits and the portion between the slits works as a spring.
It is a simple structure made of various materials with slits and its functionality is demonstrated in a flexible coupling（ MST and MSX ). This protects arbitrary spring properties against compression, tension, shearing, and bending.
It has high rigidity against torsion and due to the cutting process, exact spring constant can be obtained for use in instruments where precision and reliability are required. This enables users to get a spring property extremely close to the linearity.Its heat radiation effect allows thermal expansion and
Additionally, its heat radiation effect allows thermal expansion and shrink. The shape and dimensions are flexible. Polygonal and cylindrical shapes can also be manufactured. The shape of the hub (end portion for mounting) can also be manufactured according to individual needs. Materials such as beryllium copper, spring steel, and engineering plastic in addition to aluminum alloy and stainless steel are freely selectable.
Application Example 1:
Functions other than springs such as screws, washers, and pins can be added and integrated into one unit to reduce the part cost and the number of manhours for assembling. For example, end portions for holding or fixing can be integrated into screw or flange form.
Application Example 2:
A heat radiating effect can be created by increasing the surface area and minimize shrinkage and expansion due to heat. Heat insulating products can also be made based on selected materials.