Interlocking Metasurfaces

Patent Filing: 8/16/2022
Application Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) can be used to fabricate a wide palette of interlocking metasurfaces (ILMs). ILMs can be architecturally tailored to achieve intentional engagement and disengagement forces, and are amenable to topological optimization. ILMs can be fabricated using nearly any AM process at different length scales according to the capabilities of the process. As a result, ILMs represent a new class of joining technology enabled by additive manufacturing that is complementary to traditional joining processes including fasteners, welds, adhesives, etc.
Date Added to Site: 3/25/2024
Tech ID: SD 15679
Patent Type: Pending
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.