Adaptnetic Structures

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3D Printing is the technology du-jour, however other organic materials and processes are also being developed to integrate technology, bringing them into the 21st Century.

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This prototype by Alexander Lorimer, who describes himself as an architectural theorist and inventor,  seeks to imagine a future where nanotechnology and materials research can create programmable materials, capable of changing its physical properties.

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‘Adaptnetic Structures’ is a prototype fluid that has been mixed with nano-scale particles of iron oxide. The fluid is what is known as non-Newtonian, meaning that it has distinguished properties, in this case becoming solid with the application of sudden pressure.

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The oozing black liquid is magnetised and gets drawn up to the plate above by powerful magnets, appearing to grow and form support columns. This demonstrates the potential application of this type of material, where the matter and the objects in our environment can provide initial resistance to impacts and rearrange their structure depending on where it is needed.

Watch the video below to see how it works

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