AUTOMATIC DESIGN
OF METAMATERIAL
ACTUATORS

WHAT IS

METAMECH?

Using DEMs and optimization algorithms, Metamech solves
the general problem of efficient and automatic design of
responsive metamaterial machines
.

METAMECH IS ABLE TO PRODUCE
GENERIC MATEMATERIAL ACTUATORS WITH A BROAD SET OF
POSSIBLE MOVEMENTS AND EFFICIENCIES.

HOW METAMECH WORKS

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THE ALGORITHM

Input and output
regions are selected in
a triangular geometry.

The algorithm then finds
the optimal configuration
leading to the desired
response.

The final structure is then
transformed into a mesh
ready to be simulated with
FEM and 3D printed.

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FEM & 3D PRINT

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Example of a FEM simulation and 3D printed structure.

HOW METAMECH WORKS

Input and output regions are selected in a triangular geometry.

The algorithm then finds the optimal configuration leading to the desired response.

The final structure is then transformed into a mesh ready to be simulated wit FEM and 3D printed.

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THE ALGORITHM

Input and output
regions are selected in
a triangular geometry.

The algorithm then finds
the optimal configuration
leading to the desired
response.

The final structure is then
transformed into a mesh
ready to be simulated with
FEM and 3D printed.

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FEM & 3D PRINT

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Example of a FEM simulation and 3D printed structure.

METAMECH
PROTOTYPES

More complex actuators can be subsequently obtained by the
interlinking of multiple elementary actuators with count-less possibilities in many fields of application like
robotics.

THE TEAM

Professor at
University
of Milan

Researcher at
University
of Milan

Postdoc at
University
of Milan

METAMECH
TRANSFORMS MANUFACTORING
ENGINEERING DESIGN

CONTACT US

METAMECH is a project of the
Center for Complexity & Biosystens
at the University of Milan

METAMECH is supported by the
European Research Council through the Proof
of Concept grant n. 841640

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