3D Diatom–Designed and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Manufactured Metallic Structures

Izabela Zgłobicka , Agnieszka Chmielewska , Emre Topal , Kristina Kutukova , Jürgen Gluch , Peter Krüger , Cathy Kilroy , Wojciech Swieszkowski , Krzysztof Kurzydłowski , Ehrenfried Zschech


Diatom frustules, with their diverse three-dimensional regular silica structures and nano- to micrometer dimensions, represent perfect model systems for biomimetic fabrication of materials and devices. The structure of a frustule of the diatom Didymosphenia geminata was nondestructively visualized using nano X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and transferred into a CAD fle for the frst time. Subsequently, this CAD fle was used as the input for an engineered object, which was manufactured by applying an additive manufacturing technique (3D Selective Laser Melting, SLM) and using titanium powder. The self-similarity of the natural and the engineered objects was verifed using nano and micro XCT. The biomimetic approach described in this paper is a proof-of-concept for future developments in the scaling-up of manufacturing based on special properties of microorganisms.
Author Izabela Zgłobicka (FME)
Izabela Zgłobicka,,
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
, Agnieszka Chmielewska
Agnieszka Chmielewska,,
, Emre Topal
Emre Topal,,
, Kristina Kutukova
Kristina Kutukova,,
, Jürgen Gluch
Jürgen Gluch,,
, Peter Krüger
Peter Krüger,,
, Cathy Kilroy
Cathy Kilroy,,
, Wojciech Swieszkowski
Wojciech Swieszkowski,,
, Krzysztof Kurzydłowski (FME / DMPE)
Krzysztof Kurzydłowski,,
- Department of Material and Production Engineering
, Ehrenfried Zschech
Ehrenfried Zschech,,
Journal seriesScientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number19777
ASJC Classification1000 Multidisciplinary
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-56434-7
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.401; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.011 (2) - 2018=4.525 (5)
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