Embedded 3D printing of strain sensors within highly stretchable elastomers

Joseph T. Muth, Daniel M. Vogt, Ryan L. Truby, Yiʇit Mengüç, David B. Kolesky, Robert J. Wood, Jennifer A. Lewis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new method, embedded-3D printing (e-3DP), is reported for fabricating strain sensors within highly conformal and extensible elastomeric matrices. e-3DP allows soft sensors to be created in nearly arbitrary planar and 3D motifs in a highly programmable and seamless manner. Several embodiments are demonstrated and sensor performance is characterized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6307-6312
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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