An introductory overview to bio-inspired generative design

Wei Zhang, Fen Huang

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Owing to increasing attention and investigation of bio-inspired rules for generating innovative design with the aid of additive manufacturing, a concise introduction to bioinspired generative design is given. The state of the field is briefly reviewed, and open questions, challenges, and opportunities for further development are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number1
Early online date5 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work, as an invited review, is supported by the Universities of Oxford and Bath. Special thanks to Queen’s University Belfast and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK.


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Bioinspired rules
  • Biomimetics
  • Generative design
  • Industry 4.0
  • Innovative design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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