Insect wing 3D printing

Kazuya Saito, Hiroto Nagai, Kai Suto, Naoki Ogawa, Young ah Seong, Tomohiro Tachi, Ryuma Niiyama, Yoshihiro Kawahara

    研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

    2 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    Insects have acquired various types of wings over their course of evolution and have become the most successful terrestrial animals. Consequently, the essence of their excellent environmental adaptability and locomotive ability should be clarified; a simple and versatile method to artificially reproduce the complex structure and various functions of these innumerable types of wings is necessary. This study presents a simple integral forming method for an insect-wing-type composite structure by 3D printing wing frames directly onto thin films. The artificial venation generation algorithm based on the centroidal Voronoi diagram, which can be observed in the wings of dragonflies, was used to design the complex mechanical properties of artificial wings. Furthermore, we implemented two representative functions found in actual insect wings: folding and coupling. The proposed crease pattern design software developed based on a beetle hindwing enables the 3D printing of foldable wings of any shape. In coupling-type wings, the forewing and hindwing are connected to form a single large wing during flight; these wings can be stored compactly by disconnecting and stacking them like cicada wings.

    本文言語英語
    論文番号18631
    ジャーナルScientific reports
    11
    1
    DOI
    出版ステータス出版済み - 12月 2021

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