Institute for Applied Materials – Materials Science and Engineering
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M.Sc. Anselm Heuer

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK)
    Campus Süd
    Engelbert-Arnold-Straße 4
    76131 Karlsruhe

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.