HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials
Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing
8/20/2014

Metamaterials don't exist in nature. Their unusual properties are engineered to make materials with specific novel electromagnetic, acoustic, or mechanical characteristics using carefully designed and controlled nanostructures or microstructures.  (Source: Lux Research)
Metamaterials don't exist in nature. Their unusual properties are engineered to make materials with specific novel electromagnetic, acoustic, or mechanical characteristics using carefully designed and controlled nanostructures or microstructures.
(Source: Lux Research)

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Great Article
Cadman-LT   8/20/2014 8:14:48 AM
NO RATINGS
Great article Ann. I do remember reading about them awhile back. Interesting stuff.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great Article
Ann R. Thryft   8/20/2014 1:54:05 PM
NO RATINGS
Hey Cadman, good to hear from you. How are the kittens?

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great Article
Cabe Atwell   8/21/2014 12:17:32 AM
NO RATINGS
Consumer accessible? I hope so.. I plan on getting a printer.

fdos
User Rank
Iron
Re: Great Article
fdos   8/21/2014 1:31:36 AM
NO RATINGS
@Cabe: Well you should give it a try and see the difference (whether there is any). 

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great Article
Cadman-LT   8/21/2014 8:57:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Hey Ann, well not so sure. They are all gone. I couldn't keep them.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great Article
Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2014 11:28:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, like we said these are in R&D and the processes they're being developed for are not those used in desktop 3D printers. If they ever do become accessible for desktops, it will be awhile.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great Article
Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2014 11:28:41 AM
NO RATINGS
That's too bad, Cadman.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great Article
Cabe Atwell   8/21/2014 3:21:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Super... back to the mushy abs.

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
Engineers are designing multiple materials into cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. How are they keeping these metal, plastic, and glass materials together?
3D Printing has been creating working engines and engine parts for aerospace. Here are 7 of the best examples.
As the CAFE standards deadline looms and EPA midterm review begins, automotive engineers are broadening their materials use to help vehicles shed weight and using more fuel-efficiency technologies.
A project from the University of Texas at El Paso combines 3D printing of structures and electronics in the same part for faster prototyping.
Design News Webinar Series
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 31 - Sep4, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service