The future of materials

 

... is the combination of logic and material. Functionalities are written directly into the structure of the material and thus replace complete systems including sensors, actuators and power supplies.

Imagine a world with more space. Where you can hardly see machines, devices or automations because they are directly integrated into materials and surfaces.

Imagine electric bicycles whose tires get more grip around curves and form spikes in winter.

Imagine clothes whose breathability increases with your physical activity and which form protective cushions in the event of a fall, or shoes which widen when you get on the bike, strengthen when you are under pressure and give you more propulsion when you run.

Imagine furniture that adapts to your body tension and thus your daily routine.

Imagine buildings whose windows automatically darken depending on the sun's rays or whose façade insulation only releases stored heat at night to prevent the living space from heating up.

Welcome to the world of programmable materials!

Recent news

 

Save-the-date: Hybrid Conference 12-14 July 2022

Due to Covid-19 we had to cancel ProgMatCon 2020 in March 2020; we are now thrilled to announce the scheduling of the International Conference on Programmable Materials! 

During the event we would like to explore the design space and develop a toolbox of building blocks for programmable materials. We hope to create relationships between people from relevant scientific subjects, from materials science to chemistry to manufacturing and AI.

It is a priority for us to integrate the on-site participants and the online-participants and to enable a fruitful discussion between both worlds!

 

Publications

 

Gustmann, Tobias; Gutmann, Florian; Wenz, Franziska; Koch, Peter; Stelzer, Ralph; Drossel, Welf-Guntram; Korn, Hannes: Properties of a superelastic NiTi shape memory alloy using laser powder bed fusion and adaptive scanning strategies Progress in Additive Manufacturing 5 (2020) 11-18; 10/2020

 

Current Events

 

Find out here about the events of the Fraunhofer CPM.

 

Information material

 

Find information about the latest press releases and explanatory videos of Fraunhofer CPM here.