Multi-scale Metamorphic Manufacturing (MMM): Double-Sided Incremental Forming for Functional Metal Plates with Multi-scale Riblet Textures

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The overarching vision of this work is the development of a groundbreaking technology – Multi-scale Metamorphic Manufacturing (MMM) - that will facilitate the rapid manufacture of sheet/plate type components for naval vessels at the point-of-need. The salient features of the process are that it does not necessitate geometry-specific tooling as required in conventional sheet/plate processing, allows the simultaneous generation of arbitrary riblet denticles for drag reduction and the imprinting of micro-scale textures to facilitate enhanced anti-biofouling paint adhesion
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/7/215/6/23

Funding

  • Office of Naval Research (N00014-21-1-2484)

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