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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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Purple Processed Versatile Plastic
FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed
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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed
FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed
FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed
FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed
FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads 3d printed

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FlexPendant For Beads

$20.53
3D printed in dark purple, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
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Product Description
This pendant will flex to change-out the center beads. Express yourself with decorative beads, emoji beads, and sports beads. First debut at the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair selling to both children and adults for $15 plus beads. A perfect example of STEAM - Combining Art with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). Your online purchase here qualifies you for a free black satin 18" necklace and 3 starter beads in the retail packaging only. USA shipping address only and must message me with your address. Sports beads on request; basketball, football, baseball and soccer available.

The Tech Behind This Product

This is 
a single-part mechanism, individually made using lasers to build up layers of 0.1 mm at a time -- about the thickness of a human hair.  It is based on a patented design demonstrating a new method to create mechanical motions without joints. This is a design practice used by an Ann Arbor, MI based aerospace company FlexSys, (flxsys.com) and it is the approach used to design the shape changing airplane wings on a jet being flown by NASA!

This way of designing distributes stresses over the entire part and takes advantage elasticity of strong materials like hard plastics, metals and composites without breaking. These strong yet flexible designs allow a device to store energy, and then release it like a spring. Using this design method, mechanisms can be made as one part with no separate joints, hinges, or springs. FlexSys calls this Flex-to-Function and it can even be applied at the tiny micro scale where assembly would otherwise be impossible.


Thanks to the National Science Foundation, you can also come up with your own creations and share them using a new online software tool at www.FlexToFunction.com











            
Details
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Iris Pendant For Beads 57% - Final
Dimensions:
3.32 x 0.81 x 4.3 cm
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1.31 x 0.32 x 1.69 inches
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Mature audiences only.
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