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3D printed lost-wax casted soft silicone monoblocks enable heart-inspired pumping by internal combustion

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Abstract

We present a gas combustion powered soft pump made from highly durable and flexible polydimethylsiloxane (soft silicone). Our soft pump was able to run for 10 000 combustion cycles at a constant combustion power rating of 500 watts and thus discloses novel prospects for long-lasting soft-machines at high specific energy-densities.

Graphical abstract: 3D printed lost-wax casted soft silicone monoblocks enable heart-inspired pumping by internal combustion

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Submitted
20 Feb 2014
Accepted
24 Mar 2014
First published
25 Mar 2014

RSC Adv., 2014,4, 16039-16042
Article type
Communication
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3D printed lost-wax casted soft silicone monoblocks enable heart-inspired pumping by internal combustion

C. M. Schumacher, M. Loepfe, R. Fuhrer, R. N. Grass and W. J. Stark, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 16039
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01497A

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