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Fabrication Process of Silicone-based Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
 

Fabrication Process of Silicone-based Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

Article DOI: 10.3791/53423-v 10:32 min February 1st, 2016
February 1st, 2016

Kapitel

Summary

This manuscript shows the fabrication process for the manufacture of dielectric elastomer soft actuators based on silicone membranes. The three key stages of production are presented in detail: blade casting of thin silicone membranes; pad printing of compliant electrodes; and the assembly of all the components.

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Keywords: Silicone Dielectric Elastomer Actuator Fabrication Membrane Sacrificial Layer PET Casting Mixing Coating Vacuum Applicator Crosslinker Viscosity Defect-free Clean Environment
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