TechConnect Innovation Program

Energy Absorbing Materials: Designer cushioning using advanced manufacturing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 618

Website: llnl.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners