3D printed craniofacial implants for marine animals.

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According to Glaucio Paulin, Raymond Allen Jones Chair and professor in the school of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech, co-author of the paper and recent inductee to the National Academy of Engineering,¨In our recent work, we’ve developed technology that includes new algorithms and computations that are the enablers of a hierarchical microstructure.We can then input that information into 3D printers and create structures with tremendous amounts of details. After studying the porous, layered cuttlefish bone that has extremely adaptive properties, we’ve been able to apply that to new structures and materials like the ones shown in our paper.¨

Optimal and continuous multilattice embedding.

Marine animals inspire new approaches to structural topology optimization.

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