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3D Printing Polymeric Materials for Robots with Embedded Systems

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DR3AM Center, Bataan Peninsula State University, City of Balanga 2100, Philippines
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Solid Freeform Fabrication Research Laboratory (SoFFReL), Urdaneta City Campus, Pangasinan State University, City of Urdaneta 2428, Philippines
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Department of Computer Engineering, Urdaneta City Campus, College of Engineering and Architecture, Pangasinan State University, City of Urdaneta 2428, Philippines
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Urdaneta City Campus, College of Engineering and Architecture, Pangasinan State University, City of Urdaneta 2428, Philippines
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, Bataan Peninsula State University, City of Balanga 2100, Philippines
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar
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Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, Bataan Peninsula State University, City of Balanga 2100, Philippines
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Academic Editors: Jeng-Ywan Jeng and Ajeet Kumar
Received: 28 September 2021 / Revised: 14 October 2021 / Accepted: 15 October 2021 / Published: 2 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing: Principles and Applications)
The fabrication of robots and their embedded systems is challenging due to the complexity of the interacting components. The integration of additive manufacturing (AM) to robotics has made advancements in robotics manufacturing through sophisticated and state-of-the-art AM technologies and materials. With the emergence of 3D printing, 3D printing materials are also being considered and engineered for specific applications. This study reviews different 3D printing materials for 3D printing embedded robotics. Materials such as polyethylene glycol diacrylate (PEGDA), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), flexible photopolymers, silicone, and elastomer-based materials were found to be the most used 3D printing materials due to their suitability for robotic applications. This review paper revealed that the key areas requiring more research are material formulations for improved mechanical properties, cost, and the inclusion of materials for specific applications. Future perspectives are also provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; robotics; 3D printing materials; embedded systems; polymers 3D printing; robotics; 3D printing materials; embedded systems; polymers
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Delda, R.N.M.; Basuel, R.B.; Hacla, R.P.; Martinez, D.W.C.; Cabibihan, J.-J.; Dizon, J.R.C. 3D Printing Polymeric Materials for Robots with Embedded Systems. Technologies 2021, 9, 82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9040082

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Delda RNM, Basuel RB, Hacla RP, Martinez DWC, Cabibihan J-J, Dizon JRC. 3D Printing Polymeric Materials for Robots with Embedded Systems. Technologies. 2021; 9(4):82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9040082

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Delda, Ray N.M., Rex B. Basuel, Rodel P. Hacla, Dan W.C. Martinez, John-John Cabibihan, and John R.C. Dizon. 2021. "3D Printing Polymeric Materials for Robots with Embedded Systems" Technologies 9, no. 4: 82. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/technologies9040082

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