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Lightweight products with metal foam - Properties and methods of processing

 
: Neugebauer, Reimund; Braunlich, H.; Wagner, U.

Schwartz, D.S. ; Materials Research Society -MRS-:
Porous and cellular materials for structural applications. Symposium
Warrendale, Pa.: MRS, 1998 (Materials Research Society symposia proceedings 521)
ISBN: 1-558-99427-0
pp.271-278
Porous and Cellular Materials for Structural Applications Symposium <1998, San Francisco/Calif.>
Materials Research Society (Spring Meeting) <1998, San Francisco/Calif.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWU ()

Abstract
The aim of future production technology is the economic application of lightweight components with improved property profiles. Demands for weight reduction made by both the automotive industry and the machine-building industry can be met through selective utilization of metal foam composite structures. To that end, basic investigations into material behavior and the machineability of metal foam composites are necessary. The presentation will submit an overview of the properties and processing parameters of selected composites based on an analysis of industrial requirements. The development of analytical models of the process mechanics will contribute to the creation of preconditions for a numerical simulation of selected processes. Innovative applications and the potential for future use of metal foam composites in lightweight construction will be shown as well. Finally, results from projects of the Fraunhofer-Institut fur Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik together with industrial companies in Saxony will be presented.

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