Calculating Flexure Hinges

The free FlexHinge software application enables you to quickly calculate the stiffnesses and material stress of a flexure hinge. It carries out all calculations automatically. Simply fill in the material data and dimensions on a clearly laid-out window. The results will appear almost instantaneously.

FlexHinge features

  • calculation of translational and rotational stiffnesses
  • calculation of material stress at any given deflection
  • expandable list of material data
  • extensive help file
  • Windows Clipboard copy function
  • Also runs on Linux

The latest release of FlexHinge is 1.0.3. See the release notes. Download FlexHinge hereNote: if you are running one of the toolkit programs on a high resolution display (High DPI)  under Windows 10, the fonts can be blurry. See this article how to fix is easily.

System requirements

FlexHinge runs under Windows or under Linux using Wine. To install and run on Linux just follow these instructions. Required disk space is 0.2 MB. FlexHinge does not run under Apple OS.

Useful results

You can use the results from FlexHinge directly in your design decisions. Read more about about FlexHinge in the article Flexure hinges: theory and practice.

Download

You can download and use the flexure hinge calculator FlexHinge for free after registration. Via the registration, you will receive an e-mail when an update or new software is available. There are more than 1300 users of FlexHinge (January 2017).

Please check the software programs about which you want to receive information. You will receive an email with a download link to the software.

 

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