Energy Absorbing Materials: Designer cushioning using advanced manufacturing
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, United States
To overcome limitations with cellular silicone foams, LLNL innovators have developed a new 3D energy absorbing material. LLNL's capabilities in advanced modeling and simulation and the manufacturing technique direct ink writing allowed the design and control of the material's compression properties with very small feature sizes.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Silicone material providers looking for uniquely designed silicone foam for stress distribution, vibration mitigation, thermal resistance, or to absorb impact, sound, vibration, etc. will find unique utility in this 3D energy absorbing material with tailored bulk-properties.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 618
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Development / License Partners