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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2023, ASME 2023 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T01A005, September 11–13, 2023
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2023-110933
... Abstract 3D printing, using fused deposition modeling (FDM) has become a staple in the prototyping process because it allows engineers and designers to manufacture parts within a matter of hours instead of days. FDM printing works by melting and extruding plastic filament through a heated...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2023, ASME 2023 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T04A007, September 11–13, 2023
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2023-110732
... of materials used in comparison to traditional metal robotic manufacturing. Particularly, soft robotics has allowed for production using 3D printing for manufacturing soft pneumatic actuators. This is advantageous due to the capability of customization and ease of fabrication by using elastomeric materials...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2023, ASME 2023 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T06A013, September 11–13, 2023
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2023-111702
... gripper designs were made and evaluated. Various flexible materials, smart materials, 3D printing settings, numerous gripper configurations, and manufacturing methods are investigated. The gripper is intended to be a maintenance and inspection addon for an underwater autonomous vehicle. soft...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2022, ASME 2022 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T01A011, September 12–14, 2022
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2022-91144
... factor of semiconductors through the use of 3D printing. We report maximum power densities of 236 μWcm −2 at ΔT = 60 °C. By coating LCE on each side of the TED we create single input multidirectional liquid crystal elastomer thermoelectric device (LCE-TED) actuators. Thermal management design challenges...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2022, ASME 2022 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T01A010, September 12–14, 2022
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2022-91072
... materials. 3D printed flexible sensors have demonstrated great potential for utilization in a variety of different applications including healthcare, environmental sensing, and industrial applications. In recent years, research on these topics has increased to meet low-cost sensing needs due...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2021, ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T06A006, September 14–15, 2021
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2021-68029
... optimized shapes are chosen for further analysis. All sensors are made of 10 vol% PZT piezoelectric ceramic in High-Temperature V2 photopolymer resin. Sensors are manufactured using a simulated Direct Light Processing (DLP) type 3D printing process by tape-casting them on glass and exposing them to UV light...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2021, ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T03A005, September 14–15, 2021
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2021-68142
... done to mitigate the lack of customizability of pressure sensing insoles through the use of 3D printing to create insoles with embedded commercial capacitive pressure sensors. The use of 3D printing to fabricate insoles gives rise to the potential to create customized insoles rapidly and at low cost...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2021, ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T05A015, September 14–15, 2021
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2021-68248
... was manufactured and tested to prove the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed design. upper-limb prostheses smart materials 3D printing Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems SMASIS2021 September 14-15, 2021, Virtual, Online...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2021, ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T02A005, September 14–15, 2021
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2021-67659
.... In this work, design, 3D printing, and characterization of thermoplastic polyurethane/carbon nanotube (TPU/CNT) nanocomposites in response to acetone, toluene, and ethanol as solvents were conducted using a central composite design (CCD). CNT content, infill density, printing pattern, and solvent type were...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2020, ASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T04A010, September 15, 2020
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2020-2245
... Abstract Mechanical flexibility, faster processing, lower fabrication cost and biocompatibility enable poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF) to have a wide range of applications. This work investigated the use of a piezoelectric polymeric material, PVdF, in combination with 3D printing, to explore...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2020, ASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T04A017, September 15, 2020
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2020-2287
... and the overall feasibility of the suspensions for 3D printing. Piezoelectric composites were 3D printed with a commercial DLP type 3D printer. As a starting point, the maximum possible vol% loading of PZT ceramic for each photopolymer resin was investigated. Five different commercially available photopolymer...
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Proc. ASME. SMASIS2019, ASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, V001T08A002, September 9–11, 2019
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: SMASIS2019-5597
...) with the 3D printer used in the study. X-ray diffractometric (XRD) analysis also was carried out on the bare SMA and its additives to determine the presence of B2 and B19’ peaks. Afterward, NiTi-α, NiTi-β, and NiTi-γ were 3D printed to produce fretting wear test specimens and finally, the fretting wear...