Thesis Faculty
Jesse Harding,Colleen Macklin,Anna Harsanyi,Andrew Zornoza

Creating 3D channels inside silicone for soft pneumatic applications

Project Website
3D pneumatic material

This project showcase an alternative, desktop-level prototyping method for creating silicone soft pneumatic applications. Users can create freeform 3D hollow channels inside silicone by injecting plain daily-life gel. By dehydrating the gel after injection, the gel disappears and yields open 3D channels inside for pneumatic applications like a gripper, assistive glove, soft robot, etc.