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Mechanical Properties and UV Reliability of Microlattice with Urethane Elastomers for insole

Version 1 : Received: 21 January 2021 / Approved: 22 January 2021 / Online: 22 January 2021 (12:47:09 CET)

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Journal reference: Polymers 2021, 13, 842
DOI: 10.3390/polym13050842

Abstract

We investigated the properties of architected materials made from UV-cured urethane elastomers and the use of such materials for insoles. The durability and reliability of various materials currently used in medical insoles were compared with those of architected materials with microlattice. The results show that architected materials made from UV-cured urethane elastomers have high impact resilience and grip, and the hardness can easily be changed by adjusting the column diameter of the unit cell. Compared with the foam materials used for medical insoles today, these architected materials also demonstrate superior UV resistance, suggesting that, after being washed in water, they can be air-dried outdoors.

Subject Areas

3D Printing; Lattice; Architected Material; Metamaterial; Elastomer; Insole; Durability; Reliability; Asker Hardness

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