Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Isogrid: forming new impressions

Category: Prosperous world

Rollers used in the production of sheet metal

These rollers imprint sheet metal to create Isogrid - a high performance material developed for NASA. It has incredible lightweight properties but hasn’t been widely adopted outside of the aerospace industry as current production methods are slow and wasteful. Our new Isogrid forming method aims to reduce the cost of production, bringing a space-age material to the masses, and encouraging industry to adopt its usage and reduce environmental impact.

Entrant: Andrew Garrick , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Copyright: Andrew Garrick

Collaborators: James Kelly, co-photographer


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