Posted on 5 August 2019 by Jessica James
Biomimicry helps engineers to design products inspired by nature. 3D imaging, such as from MRI or CT, makes it possible to capture the unique structure of natural objects, and input these into computational workflows for visualizing, analyzing, and simulating these properties. Furthermore, 3D printing can include special materials or structures to mimic natural organisms, giving scientists and product designers a way to learn from nature.
Synopsys Simpleware users have applied the principles of biomimicry to adapt natural design solutions into efficient products used by humans and within industrial processes. We’ll be looking at key examples of this approach, from how bivalve shells adapt to their environments, to the support structures of avian nests, as well as how porpoise whale fins help design ‘soft’ robotics.