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Old 04-07-2024, 08:13 PM
Location: PRC
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I am looking for some kind of artificial muscle material which contracts with a small voltage.

I think it is called a Dielectric Elastomer Actuator but I want to be able to apply a small voltage and for this fishin-line-kind-of-material to contract making it shorter. Ideally it would be 1-3mm in diameter.

Does anyone know where I should be looking to buy or find out more about this material please? I just have no idea where to start looking to buy this as all I can find are scientific papers on the process and how the scientists have made them in the lab.

Researching more, it appears as if I need Ionic polymeric material which has a much lower operating voltage of 1-5V whereas the dielectric elastomer needs hundreds of volts (see this report) I am hoping to run this material from a microprocessor like a RaspberryPi or Arduino.

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Old Today, 03:01 PM
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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have you looked at materials like this ??

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