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.
CNN “Tech for Good” highlights CMR work with NASA
BYU CMR works with NASA, Penn State, and MMA Design to create a deployable lidar telescope.
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.