Synthetic Lamellae

Kevin Hufford
Miguel Piedrahita
We're currently working on highly compliant finger-like structures on which gecko setae could be mounted. We would like the tips of the "fingers" to be much more compliant than the rest of the structure, which we achieve using a dual-material SDM process. We have a few ideas for the interface between the two materials; a simple lap-bond is shown below.

-- MiguelPiedrahita? - 14 Aug 2003

-- KevinHufford? - 24 Sep 2003

  • Lap bond structure shown above was created. A single-material pour with very soft material was also done. Also, WillP has scaled the size of these down quite a bit to be more appropriate for the final application as we begin to think about foot prototypes.

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