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3D Printing of Metallic Microlattices

3D Printing functional material i3DP Microlattice

3D Printing of Metallic Microlattices

Metallic microlattices are a fascinating new class of materials that combine the mechanical properties of metals with smart geometric orientations. They are composed of a network of interconnecting hollow metal struts that deliver greater stiffness, strength-to-weight ratio and energy absorption than all other types of materials.  These ultralight structural materials are characterized by their low densities less than 10 milligrams per cubic centimeter.   Potential applications for metallic microslattices include; thermal insulators, shock absorbers, battery electrodes and catalyst supports.  This technology has many possible uses within the automotive and aerospace industries. Additionally, the microlattices' ability to return to their original...

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