Kerf-Canceling Mechanisms

This is potentially useful:

Kerf-canceling mechanisms replace laser-cut bearings, sliders, gear pairs, etc. Unlike their traditional counterparts, however, they keep working when manufactured on a different laser cutter and/or with different kerf. Kerf-canceling mechanisms achieve this by adding an additional wedge element per mechanism. We have created a software tool Kerf-Canceler that locates traditional mechanisms in cutting plans and replaces them with their kerf-canceling counterparts.

Most of the links to the full paper are broken but, I eventually tracked it down here (PDF).

There was also a paper on a press-fit mechanism (PDF) in their paper from last year:

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This hurts my brain.

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Very interesting!

…but I just design mine for the :glowforge:, but I guess that could change if I start selling designs? Then this could be handy information to have.

Thanks for expanding my knowledge on this matter either way!

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Intriguing! Downloaded those to review some day. :smile:

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I didn’t understand at all from the first video but the paper makes perfect sense to me and yes it might come in very handy at some point. Thanks

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Friggin awesome, but it hurt my brain. The printed info was a big help though. This was my range of motion trying to understand the engineering of it.

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