Dynamic Mechanical Metamaterials – Presented by David Dykstra, University of Amsterdam

Dynamic Mechanical Metamaterials – Presented by David Dykstra, University of Amsterdam, at 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, on April 17, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

In years, mechanical metamaterials has surged as a field of research, with many new concepts developed.

So far, the majority of the mechanical metamaterials are static, e.g. their response is not time dependent.

Using novel techniques in 3D printing, we have created several metamaterials with a dynamic time-dependent response, creating novel 4D printed structures.

We show experimentally, numerically and analytically how we can harness poroelastic swelling induced instabilities to generate continuous oscillation, as well as how we can use viscoelasticity to generate time dependent responses.


What drives you?

A drive for new novel applications which no one has thought of.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

To see how 4D printing offers many more possibilities then simple static geometry.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Harnessing non-destructive deformation, as opposed to relying on rigid structures.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Performance can be obtained not possible previously.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

The transition from soft materials to flexible strong materials.

About David Dykstra

Performing research as physicist, while working in the aerospace industry as engineer has shown me the great impact which both fields can have on each other. Combining both fields, I hope to advance engineering capacity, combining fundamental physics with application-oriented impact.

About University of Amsterdam, Institute of Physics

Our research lab focuses on the understanding of the physics of soft structured active materials. The goal is to develop the physics of Machine Materials, i.e. artificial materials which combine microstructure and out-of-equilibrium processes to interact with their environment in a programmable fashion. We are located at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools, Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
  • April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the ‘traditional’ production processes
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials, Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit https://www.jakajima.eu/events/list/

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