Elasto-Capillary Folding Using Stop-Programmable Hinges Fabricated by 3D Micro-Machining

@inproceedings{Legrain2015ElastoCapillaryFU,
  title={Elasto-Capillary Folding Using Stop-Programmable Hinges Fabricated by 3D Micro-Machining},
  author={Antoine Legrain and Erwin J. W. Berenschot and N. R. Tas and Leon Abelmann and Yogendra Kumar Mishra},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
We show elasto-capillary folding of silicon nitride objects with accurate folding angles between flaps of (70.6 ± 0.1)° and demonstrate the feasibility of such accurate micro-assembly with a final folding angle of 90°. The folding angle is defined by stop-programmable hinges that are fabricated starting from silicon molds employing accurate three… CONTINUE READING