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Title: 3D printing of soft grippers with multimaterial design: towards shape conformance and tunable rigidity
Authors: Yeong, Wai Yee
Goh, Guo Liang
Goh, Guo Dong
Lee, Samuel
Altherr, Jannick
Tan, Jingyuan
Campolo, Domenico
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Yeong, W. Y., Goh, G. L., Goh, G. D., Lee, S., Altherr, J., Tan, J. & Campolo, D. (2022). 3D printing of soft grippers with multimaterial design: towards shape conformance and tunable rigidity. Materials Today: Proceedings.
Project: ICP1900093 
Journal: Materials Today: Proceedings 
Abstract: Grippers with shape conformance and tunable rigidity are often achieved using a combination of soft and rigid structures made of different materials. These grippers are often known as soft grippers. In this review article, various gripper designs with shape conforming ability and stiffness tunability are discussed. In particular, the discussion mainly focuses on the advantages and limitations of each gripper design in terms of the shape conformance and the ease of manufacturability. Then, various 3D printing technologies that are capable of doing multimaterial printing have been introduced. The potential of multimaterial 3D printing of soft and smart grippers has been discussed.
DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2022.09.552
Rights: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Materials Today: Proceedings and is made available with permission of Elsevier Ltd.
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