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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)

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Cadman-LT
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Great Article
Cadman-LT   8/20/2014 8:14:48 AM
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Great article Ann. I do remember reading about them awhile back. Interesting stuff.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   8/20/2014 1:54:05 PM
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Hey Cadman, good to hear from you. How are the kittens?

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   8/21/2014 12:17:32 AM
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Consumer accessible? I hope so.. I plan on getting a printer.

fdos
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fdos   8/21/2014 1:31:36 AM
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@Cabe: Well you should give it a try and see the difference (whether there is any). 

Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   8/21/2014 8:57:14 AM
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Hey Ann, well not so sure. They are all gone. I couldn't keep them.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2014 11:28:05 AM
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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.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/21/2014 11:28:41 AM
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That's too bad, Cadman.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   8/21/2014 3:21:46 PM
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Super... back to the mushy abs.

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