Read Me’s

New to mechanical metamaterials? Start here.

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Mechanical Metamaterials
6 MB
Thorough introduction to mechanical metamaterials, with detailed technical information about MetaCORE and MetaCORE-LD. MetaCORE, MetaCORE-LD

1-pagers

Quick reads.

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Multiscale Systems: An Overview
1 page (692 KB)
Quick 1-pager covering our mechanical metamaterial technology, advantages and benefits for customers, with a description of our design and manufacturing process. General information
MetaCORE-LD: Compared to Solid, Foam, and Honeycomb Cores
1 page (353 KB)
1-pager demonstrating the characteristics and benefits of MetaCORE-LD as a core material compared to solids, foams, and honeycomb, as well as potential applications. MetaCORE-LD
Semi-trailer lightweighting
1 page (316 KB)
An overview of MetaCORE-LD for lightweighting in the transportation sector. Includes key features with a comparison chart of MetaCORE-LD  with current market solutions. MetaCORE-LD, Transportation

Explainers & Case Studies

How to choose and use mechanical metamaterials.

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Energy Absorption
3 pages (2 MB)
Explainer covering why MetaCORE is a good energy absorber, compares it to honeycomb and foams. Includes a semi-trailer impact side guard case study. MetaCORE, Transportation, Defense, Aerospace

Quadcharts

In a nutshell. Pass these around.

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MetaCORE Mechanical Metamaterial Technology
1 page (572 KB)
Quadchart covering MetaCORE technology for defense applications. MetaCORE, Defense

White Papers

In-depth technical content.

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Projectile Motion: Achieving Long Distance Aerial Delivery
22 pages (5 MB)
White paper comparing today’s airdrop impact-mitigating solution, cardboard honeycomb, to Multiscale Systems’ superior energy absorber, MetaCORE. Read the Executive Summary and watch the Summary Video. MetaCORE, Defense

Datasheets & Specifications

Raw data and lots of numbers.

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MetaCORE™ datasheet
4 pages (1 MB)
Technical datasheet for MetaCORE. MetaCORE
MetaCORE-LD™ datasheet
4 pages (1 MB)
Technical datasheet for MetaCORE-LD. MetaCORE-LD
Metamaterial Selector tool
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Our interactive tool to help you find the best metamaterial solution for your unique needs. MetaCORE, MetaCORE-LD

Other documents

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Infographic: Making Mechanical Metamaterials
1 page (638 KB)
An infographic on the mechanical metamaterial creation process – from idea to product. View PNG version. General information
2020 Annual Report
4 pages (2 MB)
Successes, new, and notable of 2020. Annual Report
Quick Press Kit
6 pages (6 MB)
Everything you need to know about Multiscale Systems in one document. General information, Press
Full Press Kit
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Our press kit includes photos, video, branding, and documentation on company history, our funders and partners, awards, and leadership bios. General information, Press

Publications

Basic research is at the core of our technology, and the following publications laid the foundation for where we are today.  Please contacts us if you have any questions.

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Using origami design principles to fold reprogrammable mechanical metamaterials
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Silverberg, J. L., Evans, A. A., McLeod, L., Hayward, R. C., Hull, T., Santangelo, C. D., & Cohen, I. (2014). Using origami design principles to fold reprogrammable mechanical metamaterials. Science, 345(6197), 647-650.
Origami structures with a critical transition to bistability arising from hidden degrees of freedom
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Silverberg, J. L., Na, J. H., Evans, A. A., Liu, B., Hull, T. C., Santangelo, C. D., & Cohen, I. (2015). Origami structures with a critical transition to bistability arising from hidden degrees of freedom. Nature Materials, 14(4), 389.
Lattice mechanics of origami tessellations
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Evans, A. A.Silverberg, J. L., & Santangelo, C. D. (2015). Lattice mechanics of origami tessellations. Physical Review E, 92(1), 013205.
Decoupling local mechanics from large-scale structure in modular metamaterials
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Yang, N., & Silverberg, J. L. (2017). Decoupling local mechanics from large-scale structure in modular metamaterials. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(14), 3590-3595.
Topological kinematics of origami metamaterials
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Liu, B., Silverberg, J. L.Evans, A. A., Santangelo, C. D., Lang, R. J., Hull, T. C., & Cohen, I. (2018). Topological kinematics of origami metamaterials. Nature Physics, 14(8), 811.
Topological mechanics of origami and kirigami
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Chen, B. G. G., Liu, B., Evans, A. A., Paulose, J., Cohen, I., Vitelli, V., & Santangelo, C. D. (2016). Topological mechanics of origami and kirigami. Physical Review Letters, 116(13), 135501.
Reflection and refraction of flexural waves at geometric boundaries
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Evans, A. A., & Levine, A. J. (2013). Reflection and refraction of flexural waves at geometric boundaries. Physical Review Letters, 111(3), 038101.
Emergence and design of extrinsic properties in mechanical metamaterials
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Yang, N., Chen, C.-W., Yang, J. K., & Silverberg, J. L. (2020). Emergence and design of extrinsic properties in mechanical metamaterials. Materials & Design, 109143.
Geometrically controlled snapping transitions in shells with curved creases
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Bende, N. P., Evans, A. A., Innes-Gold, S., Marin, L. A., Cohen, I., Hayward, R. C., & Santangelo, C. D. (2015). Geometrically controlled snapping transitions in shells with curved creases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(36), 11175-11180.