Metafold is a 3D printing startup that leverages mathematics to print complex geometries such as lattices, microstructures, and metamaterials (engineered materials). The proposed project is a collaboration to unlock new manufacturing possibilities within 3D printing, such as vascularized tissues in life sciences, ultra-light lattice parts for aerospace applications, or new photosensitive material possibilities in metal and ceramic.
Explore new methodologies for creating metamaterials in reaction to application-specific needs, such as achieving high strength geometries with minimal material.
Explore procedural generation of vascular geometry and its implication for 3D printing living tissue.
Collaborate on material development for DLP-based 3D printers, particularly in metal and ceramic.
Metafold will provide its patent-pending 3D printing technology and expertise on its usage.
Metafold will work closely with potential partners to adapt our printing technology (geometry generation, build volume, and resolution/accuracy) for the intended application.
The Metafold founders bring substantial applied geometry expertise. They have over 20 combined years of experience as mathematical consultants in the architecture, engineering, and industrial manufacturing industries (see MESH Consultants: www.meshconsultants.ca).
They seek expertise in medical technologies and vascular geometries/tissue printing.
Alternatively, they seek manufacturers with expertise in high precision manufacturing for the aerospace industry.
Metafold is also keenly interested in partnering with a materials producer interested in developing and testing photosensitive resins in metals and ceramics.
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