Design of a configurable Spring-Damper using Additive Manufacturing

<p></p><em> </em><p><em> </em>This paper describes the results of a second year Expo project team of Fontys Engineering, department Mechanical Engineering. During this research the design of a configurable damped spring design has been investigated. A calculation tool has been defined and validated using a Nylon 3D printed spring prototype. Also a theoretical design of a stainless steel spring has been made including stress calculations. Finally characterization tests on damping properties have been performed. </p>