Eugene’s presentation focused on the ability for some additive manufacturing technologies to alter material properties at the voxel level and how that capability will redefine the way engineers think about materials, enabling them to create designs and use cases that never previously existed. New additive manufacturing approaches provide the ability to produce parts with unique properties that cannot be achieved by any other manufacturing method. For example, we can now design and produce nature-like light weight structures that have an optimized directional weight-to-strength ratio, zero or negative thermal expansion, embedded sensors and actuators, and more.
In his technical presentation, Eugene, a material scientist, compared various methods currently available for voxel-level modification and the role it will play in the future to enable entirely new additive manufacturing applications. See Eugene's presentation in the video below.