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Into high gear: material made of cogs stiffens or flexes on command

Directly printed micro metamaterial consisting of Taiji gears.

An array of 3D-printed gears can shift from stiff to flowing. Credit: Fang, X., et al. Nature Mater.

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Nature 606, 842 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01713-z

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  1. Fang, X. et al. Nature Mater. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-022-01269-3 (2022).

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