Lightweight material construction, structural lightweight construction and conditional lightweight design
Lightweight construction offers a huge potential for resource-efficient mechatronic systems. Lightweight construction does not only imply lower weight of moved assembly groups, it is also a synonym for ideal load-oriented use of materials and design principles. In this context construction methods of nature are imitated such as cellular structures in metal foams or composite designs such as sandwich structures and fiber composites for bionic design of mechanical assembly groups. For example, we apply additive manufacturing processes such as 3D laser beam melting or 3D printing, opening up entirely new possibilities in terms of geometry, material and number of pieces.
- Development and calculation of lightweight structures
- Design/utilization of metal fiber composite hybrid components
- Metal foam: technology, prototypes, small series