Autonomous Design Technology
Discover Spherenes, a new class of minimal surfaces – freely configurable, resilient and resource-efficient.
Control the Complex
Introducing Spherenes -- the revolutionary technology behind next-generation manufacturing solutions.
Spherenes are adaptive density minimal surfaces, a new class of controllable aperiodic minimal surfaces. They allow for the design of versatile components that offer maximal strength with minimal material use.
Spherenes behave like solid materials while offering adjustable elasticity and high stiffness. They adapt seamlessly to any surface, ensuring efficient stress distribution. This makes sphereneRHINO perfect for a wide range of applications from footwear and orthopedic designs to aerospace engineering.
When it comes to additive manufacturing, Spherenes excel in efficient material usage, allowing for easy depowdering and provides high thermal dissipation, leading to significant cost savings and a smaller carbon footprint.
Key Features at a Glance
Spherenes offer a revolutionary approach to manufacturing, much like how certain advanced fabrics have changed the world of outdoor gear.
Femur, qualitative interpretation using spherene. Printed on a Rapidia Conflux 1 using 316L stainless steel paste
Autonomous design with Spherenes lets you control structural features like density, porosity, thickness, heterogeneity, and organic integration with interfaces.
“With Rapidia's easy to use interface and materials selection, I was able to take spherene's ADMS femur from print bed to sintering furnace with little modification.
The unique open geometry of spherene's design allowed for me to selectively use Rapidia's evaporative support geometry where I needed it, and leave other sections self-supported.”
Connor Lagroix, Rapidia
Made for Manufacturing
With Spherenes, we minimize the need for support structures in 3D printing, achieve low thermal stresses, and craft open channels for optimal material utilization that retains solid-like properties, exceptional rigidity, and an unparalleled ability to adapt to any surface while distributing stresses effectively. Enhance your current manufacturing techniques by integrating Spherenes.
Print Spherene samples suitable for all 3D printing techniques (FDM/SLA/SLS/SLM), compatible with a variety of materials such as filament, resin, metal, and ceramics.
Eliminate the need for extra support structures. Experience the advantages of Spherenes firsthand.
"The spherene technology introduces a completely new way of thinking about how components can be designed and laid out, which has been lacking until now."
Matthias Blaser, Zühlke Engineering
"...clearly addressing one of the cross-cutting themes of the ESA technology strategy, but in a novel way."
Moritz Fontaine, European Space Agency