A mechanism is a part or set of parts that receive an input and converts it into a useful output. Many seemingly simple consumer products have very clever mechanisms built into them while other products are themselves integral mechanisms.
Mechanisms range greatly in size and complexity. These mechanisms can be used to lock something securely in place, actuate a button, or pump a fluid though a nozzle.
Some examples of mechanism design in our work can be seen below:
Maxwell | June Twin Blade and Press
The Maxwell June Twin Blade Shaver is in itself the mechanism that empowers its unique function. A three piece press puts the two piece handle and a standards DE safety razor blade into position. Pressing them together bends and then breaks the blade while positioning the two sides into a two blade shaving cartridge.