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CAD design of a DIY Strain Wave (harmonic drive) Reduction in Fusion 360

Strain wave gearing is known for its near zero backlash, compact design and axial construction. However it is not known for being cheap. This is why Simon Merrett created waves (pun fully intended) with his DIY 3D printed strain wave gear reduction first … Continue reading

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Belts, ball chains, 35mm film, rack & pinion..electromagnets?

The current T5 timing belt thats used on the Mendel has a few shortcomings. Its expensive, can’t be printed, needs to be split with a dangerous belt spiting jig and its hard to obtained locally. So what are the alternatives? Here is a … Continue reading

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