M.Sc. Anselm Heuer
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK)
Additively manufactured foam sandwich structures - a novel approach for generative production and characterization of foam-based, three-dimensionally graded materials for lightweight construction
- Selection of two material combinations (plastic and chemical blowing agent) and determination of suitable process parameters. Then production of in-situ foamed 3d-printed specimens with the machine Freeformer.
- Characterization of foam structures by measuring mechanical properties (tension, compression, three-point bending) and by evaluation of µCT investigations.
- Determination, which process parameters have an influence on the foam structure (porosity, distribution of porosity) and what the mechanism of action is.
- Production of complex parts with graded foam structure Comparison with foam structures which are produced with other 3d-printing processes.