Unlocking innovation: Multistable mechanical metamaterials’ evolution in design, manufacturing and applications

Researchers from Nanjing University reviewed the latest research progress in the design, manufacturing, and application of multistable mechanical metamaterials with the remarkable ability to switch between multiple stable configurations under external loading. The realization of reusability positions these innovative metamaterials for a wide array of engineering applications, including energy absorption, soft actuators/robots, mechanical storage, logical operations, and wave control.

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