Additively manufactured foam sandwich structures - a novel approach for generative production and characterization of foam-based, three-dimensionally graded materials for lightweight construction
Production of 3D-printed foam structures using an existing machine (Freeformer). Selection of suitable material combinations (plastic and chemical blowing agent) and determination of suitable process parameters.
Characterization of foam structures by measuring mechanical properties (tension, compression, three-point bending) and µCT investigations
Production of complex parts with graded foam structure