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Keywords:

  • three-dimensional Euclidean nets;
  • two-dimensional hyperbolic tilings;
  • triply periodic minimal surfaces;
  • kaleidoscopic hyperbolic tilings

We present a method for geometric construction of periodic three-dimensional Euclidean nets by projecting two-dimensional hyperbolic tilings onto a family of triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMSs). Our techniques extend the combinatorial tiling theory of Dress, Huson & Delgado-Friedrichs to enumerate simple reticulations of these TPMSs. We include a taxonomy of all networks arising from kaleidoscopic hyperbolic tilings with up to two distinct tile types (and their duals, with two distinct vertices), mapped to three related TPMSs, namely Schwarz's primitive (P) and diamond (D) surfaces, and Schoen's gyroid (G).