Ceramic Lichtenberg Sintering
Electric discharge driven fabrication
2012-2014, Glass beads
MIT Medial Lab
Using electricity to generate 3D Lichtenberg structures in sintered media (i.e. glass) offers a new approach to digital fabrication. By robotically controlling the electrodes, a digital form can be rapidly fabricated with the benefits of a fine fractal structure. There are numerous applications, ranging from chemical catalysts, to fractal antennas and product design.