DEFICITS IN THE APPLICATION OF ALUMINUM FOAM SANDWICH: AN INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE

P. Hommel, D. Roth, H. Binz
2020 Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference  
AbstractAluminum foam sandwich (AFS) is an innovative sandwich material for designing lighter products and has many advantages such as high stiffness and high mechanical-energy absorption capacity. Although AFS is ready for series production, the number of use cases is low. A survey was carried out in order to identify the obstacles in the application of aluminum foam sandwich. This paper presents the results of the survey, derives the demand for a support method for designing with aluminum
more » ... sandwich and shows various support options to simplify the application of the material.
doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.13 fatcat:svwz3wsrobdshlwgtufbduni3q