Rutgers Engineers 4D Printing Smart Metamaterials for Industrial Applications

Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick are advancing beyond the realm of 3D printing, now fabricating smart materials in 4D that will transform as needed, according to their environment. Such structures…

3D Printing Chiral Metamaterials Using Cobalt Chromium

In a paper entitled “3D-Printed Chiral Metasurface as Dichroic Dual-Band Polarization Converter,” a team of researchers discusses designing a 3D chiral metasurface behaving as a spatial polarization converter with asymmetric…

Beijing: Researchers 3D Print Chiral MetaMaterials

If you have been heavily influenced by 3D printing or are just a fan of the many innovations brought forth today, chances are you have also become far more knowledgeable…

Researchers Demonstrate Wideband Metamaterial Absorber Made of 3D Printed Conductive Plastic

There’s been a lot of research into 3D printing metamaterials over the years – due to their unique properties, they’ve been used to make everything from headphones and heart valve…

Researchers 3D Print Acoustic Metamaterials That Can Block Sound Waves and Vibrations

Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of 3D printable, engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, like making holograms and shaping sound. Recently, a…

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology: Researchers Use Heat for Greater Success in 4D Printing

Interest in 4D printing has continued to grow as scientists have expanded their research into creating items and materials that are helpful to research (as well as many other industries,…

Duke University Researchers 3D Print Electromagnetic Metamaterials on a Prusa i3 Desktop 3D Printer

Duke University has been responsible for several interesting developments related to 3D printing lately, and a lot of those developments have been related to new 3D printing materials and methods….

Metamaterials Create 3D Printed, PIN-Protected Door Lock at Hasso-Plattner Institute

Just a few months ago, we told you about a really interesting metamaterials project developed by a team of researchers at Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI). The researchers created a 3D printed working…

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise…

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