The bone tissue, as a creature of nature, has a unique hierarchically anisotropic structure that provides sophisticated mechanical properties even in a severe and dynamic mechanical environment. In this project, inspired by such nature-created structure, we elucidate the strengthening mechanism at specific hierarchical and anisotropic interfaces ranging from nanometer to macroscopic orders, which we expect with certainty to be formed by metal 3D printing (3DP) technology. Our final goal is to establish a guideline for the creation of innovative materials with artificially customized mechanical functions by arbitrary designing and introducing 3DP-specific interfaces based on the coordination of analysis in physical (in reality) and cyber (in simulated) spaces.


2022-04-01The website has been launched.
2021-09-21The project is adopted for CREST(Nanomechanics), JST.