Ten Nifty Linkage Designs

At the heart of things that can mechanically transform, whether it’s Optimus Prime, a sofabed or a scissor lift, are linkages. With a cleverly-designed linkage, you can create cool things like Haefele’s Lemans corner cabinet pull-out:

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Independent of Haefele’s invention, a company called Ten Fold Engineering has devised and patented a series of clever linkages with different names and provided animations demonstrating them. Let’s take a look and see what application you can imagine for each.

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Next we’ll show you what the company’s been using these for.


Source: core77

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