Actuator Fabrication

To use the 3D printed mold to make an actuator the general method for making a two parts PneuNets actuator is followed:

  1. A top part is cast in the mold
  2. A bottom part is made (for these molds, it can be cut from a piece of silicone coated fabric)
  3. The two parts are glued together with uncured silicone
  4. Tubing is attached

More detailed instructions for performing these steps can be found in the documentation of the lasercut PneuNets molds in the Soft Robotics Toolkit.