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Title: A review of 3D printing processes and materials for soft robotics
Authors: Yap, Yee Ling
Sing, Swee Leong
Yeong, Wai Yee
Keywords: Engineering::Manufacturing::Polymers and plastics
Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Robots
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Yap, Y. L., Sing, S. L., & Yeong, W. Y. (2020). A review of 3D printing processes and materials for soft robotics. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 26(8), 1345-1361. doi:10.1108/RPJ-11-2019-0302
Journal: Rapid Prototyping Journal
Abstract: Soft robotics is currently a rapidly growing new field of robotics whereby the robots are fundamentally soft and elastically deformable. Fabrication of soft robots is currently challenging and highly time- and labor-intensive. Recent advancements in three-dimensional (3D) printing of soft materials and multi-materials have become the key to enable direct manufacturing of soft robots with sophisticated designs and functions. Hence, this paper aims to review the current 3D printing processes and materials for soft robotics applications, as well as the potentials of 3D printing technologies on 3D printed soft robotics.
ISSN: 1355-2546
DOI: 10.1108/RPJ-11-2019-0302
Rights: © 2020 Emerald Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Rapid Prototyping Journal and is made available with permission of Emerald Publishing Limited.
Fulltext Permission: open
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