Growth under pressure: New 3D printable metamaterial designed with counterintuitive property

Growth under pressure: New 3D printable metamaterial designed with counterintuitive property

A team of French and German researchers have recently achieved a 3D printing breakthrough that is unique not just for 3D printing technology, but for physical materials in general. They have created a new type of composite ‘meta-material’, whose 3D structure makes it behave in a counter-intuitive way that seems to go against the laws of physics. The material will expand when pressure is put on it, instead of shrinking. This project was carried out by members of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and the French National Center for Scientific Research, and the results of their […]

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