Compliant Mechanism Research

Bending the rules of kinematics since 1994

The BYU Compliant Mechanisms Research Group (CMR) involves students and faculty who strive to make an impact by creating compliant mechanism theories and applications that are novel, used by others, and make a difference for good.

Researchers Discover a New Class of Mechanisms

Recent discoveries in mechanism design allow the creation of devices on curved surfaces.  This new technology has great potential to transform how we interact with the world - from healthcare, to space applications, and more. 

CMR Built Bullet Proof Origami Shield to Protect Law Enforcement

BYU engineers have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

Download and 3D Print Compliant Mechanism Designs

View, download, and make your own compliant mechanism or origami patterns. Find fun projects to do at home or in the classroom. 

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