rigidizer

rigidizer

[‚ri·jə′dīz·ər]
(engineering)
A supporting structure providing ridigity to an instrument that might otherwise be subject to undesirable vibrations.
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1980) (holding "rigidizer" machine manufacturer could not escape products liability on the basis of product misuse, because such misuse was foreseeable); Lutz v.
The flexible tail is supported with a thin rigidizer, so flexural cracking of the ENIG is not a problem--normally, electroless nickel coatings are not ideal for moving structures because their strength brings also brittleness.