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3D printed auxetics (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P. (2018, October). 3D printed auxetics. Presented at 4th VIPER School: Composite structures and auxetic systems

The term 3D printing refers to the fabrication of physical objects directly from 3D computer aided design data. Also known as additive layer manufacturing and rapid prototyping, 3D printing generally works by solidifying, fusing or depositing materia... Read More about 3D printed auxetics.

A 3D hybrid auxetic lattice/foam for energy dissipation and posture comfort (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fieldhouse, R., Worman, H., Phillips, J., Pugsley, O., Murphy, G., Miller, J., …Davies-Smith, A. (2018, September). A 3D hybrid auxetic lattice/foam for energy dissipation and posture comfort. Paper presented at 9th International Conference and 14th International Workshop on Auxetics and Related Systems with “Negative” Characteristics

The work describes the development of an hybrid three-dimensional composite made of a 3D auxetic lattice configuration and a layer of auxetic open cell PU foam for applications, ranging from general energy absorption/packaging to posture comfort and... Read More about A 3D hybrid auxetic lattice/foam for energy dissipation and posture comfort.

Development of a morphing wingtip based on compliant structures (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, C., Haddad Khodaparast, H., Friswell, M. I., Shaw, A. D., Xia, Y., & Walters, P. (2018). Development of a morphing wingtip based on compliant structures. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 29(16), 3293-3304. https://doi.org/10.1177/1045389X18783076

© The Author(s) 2018. Compliant structures, such as flexible corrugated panels and honeycomb structures, are promising structural solutions for morphing aircraft. The compliant structure can be tailored to carry aerodynamic loads and achieve the geom... Read More about Development of a morphing wingtip based on compliant structures.

Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P. (2017, February). Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing. Presented at 4D Printing and Meta Materials Conference

This presentation will show practical examples of research into the application of smart shape-changing materials and 3D printing technologies, undertaken at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Research takes place through creative co... Read More about Design at the intersection of smart materials and 3D printing.

Hybrid auxetic foam and perforated plate composites for human body support (2016)
Journal Article
Walters, P., Remillat, C. D., Filho Ribeiro, S. L., Mohanraj, H., Filho Ribeiro, S. L. M., Panzera, T. H., …Peng, H. X. (2016). Hybrid auxetic foam and perforated plate composites for human body support. physica status solidi (b), 253(7), 1378-1386. https://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201600106

© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim The article describes the design, manufacturing, modelling and testing of a hybrid composite support made from auxetic open cell foam liners and curved thermoplastic plates with rhomboidal perforati... Read More about Hybrid auxetic foam and perforated plate composites for human body support.

An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training (2014)
Journal Article
Pipe, A. G., Tzemanaki, A., Walters, P., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., & Dogramadzi, S. (2014). An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(3), 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1544

© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Over the past century, abdominal surgery has seen a rapid transition from open procedures to less invasive methods, such as robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This study aimed to investigate... Read More about An anthropomorphic design for a minimally invasive surgical system based on a survey of surgical technologies, techniques and training.

Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P. (2014, May). Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design. Presented at Technarte International Conference on Art and Technology

Outcomes are presented from an interdisciplinary project investigating creative applications for smart materials within art and design practice. Smart materials exhibit changes in their physical properties in response to external stimuli. Materials d... Read More about Smart materials and novel actuators: Creative applications in art and design.

Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module (2014)
Journal Article
Assaf, T., Conn, A., Rossiter, J., Walters, P., & Pearson, M. (2014). Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module. Proceedings of SPIE, 9056, https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2044763

The article presents a working whisker structure based on dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs). This preliminary work aims to exploit the features of the dielectric elastomer technology for use in an effective and reliable robotic application whilst... Read More about Artificial vibrissae DEA-based module.

Shape memory polymer hexachiral auxetic structures with tunable stiffness (2014)
Journal Article
Rossiter, J., Takashima, K., Scarpa, F., Walters, P., & Mukai, T. (2014). Shape memory polymer hexachiral auxetic structures with tunable stiffness. Smart Materials and Structures, 23(4), https://doi.org/10.1088/0964-1726/23/4/045007

Planar auxetic structures have the potential to impact on a wide range of applications from deployable and morphing structures to space-filling composite and medical treatments. The ability to fabricate auxetics from smart materials greatly enhances... Read More about Shape memory polymer hexachiral auxetic structures with tunable stiffness.

Artificial heartbeat: Design and fabrication of a biologically inspired pump (2013)
Journal Article
Walters, P., Lewis, A., Stinchcombe, A., Stephenson, R., & Ieropoulos, I. (2013). Artificial heartbeat: Design and fabrication of a biologically inspired pump. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 8(4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3182/8/4/046012

We present a biologically inspired actuator exhibiting a novel pumping action. The design of the 'artificial heartbeat' actuator is inspired by physical principles derived from the structure and function of the human heart. The actuator employs NiTi... Read More about Artificial heartbeat: Design and fabrication of a biologically inspired pump.

3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters (2013)
Book Chapter
Walters, P., McKay, T. G., Rossiter, J. M., O'Brien, B. M., & Anderson, I. A. (2013). 3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters. In Y. Bar-Cohen (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE Volume 8687SPIE

Dielectric elastomer generators (DEG) provide an opportunity to harvest energy from low frequency sources. Because DEG are soft, deformable, high energy density generators, they can be coupled to complex structures such as the human body to harvest e... Read More about 3-dimensional fabrication of soft energy harvesters.

3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923) (2013)
Physical Artefact
Walters, P., Eisenmann, M., & Peebles, E. 3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923)

This output brings together research in the visual arts and new fabrication technologies. The project focuses on the reconstruction by 3D printing of the ‘Jointed Doll’ (1923) originally designed and made at the Bauhaus in Weimar by Josef Hartwig and... Read More about 3D reconstruction of ‘Jointed Doll’ by Josef Hartwig and Oskar Schlemmer (1923).

Creative 3D printing (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Walters, P., & Davies, K. (2012, September). Creative 3D printing. Presented at Pervasive Media Studio Lunchtime Talks

Peter Walters was invited to present recent results of cutting edge research in 3D printing at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol. In 3D printing, physical objects are created by a computer-controlled fabrication process. Recent proje... Read More about Creative 3D printing.

Design of a deployable structure with shape memory polymers (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Rossiter, J., Scarpa, F., Takashima, K., & Walters, P. (2012, March). Design of a deployable structure with shape memory polymers. Paper presented at Smart Structures: The conference for Smart Sensors, NDE, Aerospace Systems, Energy Harvesting, EAP, and More

Auxetic (negative Poisson’s ratio) configurations have been used recently to build prototypes of deployable structures using classical shape memory alloys (Nickel-Titanium-Copper). Chiral configurations, featuring three or more inter-connected spiral... Read More about Design of a deployable structure with shape memory polymers.

Towards a new ceramic future (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Hoskins, S., Huson, D., & Walters, P. (2012, January). Towards a new ceramic future. Presented at Towards a New Ceramic Future

This symposium brought together leading experts in the field of 3D printed ceramics to disseminate recent research findings, share knowledge, and to discuss scope for future developments. The event presented results of the AHRC funded project Solid F... Read More about Towards a new ceramic future.

Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots (2012)
Book Chapter
Wilson, E., Anderson, S. R., Assaf, T., Pearson, M., Walters, P., Melhuish, C., …Porrill, J. (2012). Bioinspired control of electro-active polymers for next generation soft robots. In G. Herrmann, M. Studley, M. Pearson, A. Conn, C. Melhuish, M. Witkowski, …J. H. Kim (Eds.), Advances in Autonomous Robotics: Joint Proceedings of the 13th Annual TAROS Conference and the 15th Annual FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Bristol, UK, August 20-23, 2012, Proceedings, 424-425. Springer

Paper given at TAROS Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference, Bristol, UK 20-25 August 2012.

Insects au gratin (2012)
Physical Artefact
Walters, P., Spears, K., Kupfer, P., & Soars, S. Insects au gratin

Insects Au Gratin looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food. By combining entomophagy with emerging 3D food printing technologies, the project encourages eaters to consider mo... Read More about Insects au gratin.

3D printing of transparent glass (2012)
Book Chapter
Huson, D., Parraman, C., Klein, S., Simske, S., Walters, P., Adams, G., & Hoskins, S. (2012). 3D printing of transparent glass. In P. Benning, S. Silence, S. Simske, & W. Zapka (Eds.), NIP28/Digital Fabrication 2012 Technical Programme and Proceedings, 336-337. IS&T: The Society for Imaging and Technology

Peer reviewed conference paper given at Digital Fabrication 2012/NIP28, 28th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, 3D Printing panel. Traditional assembly line manufacturing is speculative, costly and environmentally unsustainabl... Read More about 3D printing of transparent glass.

3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications (2011)
Book Chapter
Walters, P., Huson, D., Parraman, C., & Stanić, M. (2011). 3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications. In S. Hoskins (Ed.), Impact 6 Proceedings, 31-39. Impact Press, University of the West of England

In this paper we report on an ongoing interdisciplinary investigation into the capabilities of colour 3D printing technologies, and present examples of the application of these technologies within art and design practice. The paper demonstrates that... Read More about 3D printing in colour: technical evaluation and creative applications.


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