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Title: 3D-Printing ‘Smarter’ Energy Absorbing Materials

Abstract

Foams are, by nature, disordered materials studded with air pockets of varying sizes. Lack of control over the material’s architecture at the micrometer or nanometer scale can make it difficult to adjust the foam’s basic properties. But Eric Duoss and a team of Livermore researchers are using additive manufacturing to develop “smarter” silicone cushions. By architecting the structure at the micro scale, they are able to control macro-scale properties previously unachievable with foam materials.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1245804
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 3D PRINT; ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE; FOAMS

Citation Formats

Duoss, Eric. 3D-Printing ‘Smarter’ Energy Absorbing Materials. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Duoss, Eric. 3D-Printing ‘Smarter’ Energy Absorbing Materials. United States.
Duoss, Eric. Fri . "3D-Printing ‘Smarter’ Energy Absorbing Materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1245804.
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abstractNote = {Foams are, by nature, disordered materials studded with air pockets of varying sizes. Lack of control over the material’s architecture at the micrometer or nanometer scale can make it difficult to adjust the foam’s basic properties. But Eric Duoss and a team of Livermore researchers are using additive manufacturing to develop “smarter” silicone cushions. By architecting the structure at the micro scale, they are able to control macro-scale properties previously unachievable with foam materials.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {8}
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