Unlocking Industrial Metamaterials Through Design for Additive Manufacturing

E. Ross
Metafold 3D,
United States

Keywords: 3D printing, additive manufacturing, layers


3D printing has unlocked the fabrication of metamaterials: repetitive, lattice-like geometries that can be engineered to have remarkable application-specific properties. Yet, 3D printing has also throttled the production of metamaterials at scale by a reliance on computationally expensive geometry representation and processing. In this talk I will describe some of the amazing applications facilitated by metamaterials and high surface area printing, focusing on clean tech. I will explain the challenges of working with metamaterials and lattices at industrial scales, and provide some insights toward resolving these challenges.