From active tuning of single cell stiffness towards multipurpose (re)programmable mechanism – Presented by Florent Cosandier, CSEM

Florent Cosandier

From active tuning of single cell stiffness towards multipurpose (re)programmable mechanism – Presented by Florent Cosandier, CSEM at the 3rd edition of 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference, which takes place on 18 April 2018 at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands.

Metamaterials linked to Additive Manufacturing and to Topology Optimization can lead to profound change in the way mechanisms and even materials are designed. Our goal is to conceive and manufacture a structured material, subdivided into cells, whose stiffness can be is (re)programmable. The result is a metamaterial that is a universal (re)programmable mechanism. Examples of application fields include adaptive optics, launch lock mechanisms and haptics. This presentation will show the great potential of such (re)programmable mechanisms and illustrate it through some proof-of-concept devices, while outlining the underlying philosophy of this approach. Continue reading “From active tuning of single cell stiffness towards multipurpose (re)programmable mechanism – Presented by Florent Cosandier, CSEM”