The process for fabricating an actuator with one of the molds is almost the same as for a 3D printed PneuNet bending actuator mold (described in detail here):
- A top part is cast in the acrylic mold
- A bottom part is cut from a piece of silicone coated fabric
- The two parts are glued together with uncured silicone
- Tubing is attached
When the actuator is finished, it is connected to a source of pneumatic actuation.