Vibration Isolators: An Appreciation

A slideshow shows examples of a complex machined component.


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Vibration isolators are a specialty at Next Intent, a shop profiled in our May issue. A vibration isolator is a precisely engineered solid component that protects a sensitive instrument during an aircraft flight or rocket launch by mitigating vibration. Because each isolator is essentially a complex spring engineered to achieve precise stiffness and damping properties, its dimensions have to be precisely controlled. The isolators are machined from solid titanium alloy or steel, and Next Intent has learned how to prevent these strange machined parts from minute distortions resulting from machining or clamping. See just how strange these parts are in this slideshow of vibration isolators the shop has successfully made. Learn much more about Next Intent in this article.