Surfaces that grip like gecko feet could be easily mass-produced -- K Trade Fair

Surfaces that grip like gecko feet could be easily mass-produced

Flexible walls, here in blue, a few hundred microns high emulate the surface of a gecko's foot to make the same kind of adhesive force - but much, much stronger than that of the animal's paw. Image: Georgia Tech / Varenberg lab

Drawing out razors

Inset on the upper right illustrates how the gecko adhesion surface is made by pushing lab razor blades into a setting polymer. Razor blades are pulled out, leaving indentations and stretching some of the polymer up, resulting in flexible walls that produce the gecko adhesion effect.

Forget about perfection

Gecko foot fluff

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