|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Integrative Materials Design III: Performance and Sustainability
||From Mechanical Metamaterials to Simple Systems Made from Programmable Materials
||Matthew Berwind, Hamideh Jafarpoorchekap, Chris Eberl
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
AM is changing the processing world and the materials community has yet to tap this new potential. The unprecedented lateral resolutions of stereolithographic methods give us a view into the future of AM, in that they allow the fabrication of artificial crystalline structures on the meso-scale with near complete control of each constituent unit cell’s geometry. This gives us full tuning capabilities of local properties as well as their interaction with their surroundings. Combining different mechanisms in such elementary cells enables us to build if…then-conditions into the material, actuate intrinsic or surface shape changes based on the decision, or even save deformations in metastable strain energy states. The possibilities are vast and enable fully programmable materials. A perspective for the community will be presented for how materials will become stimuli responsive functional systems in the future and what is needed to achieve this goal.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume