|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Multiscale Architectured Materials (MAM II): Tailoring Mechanical Incompatibility for Superior Properties
||Development and Compressive Deformation of Polymer-metallic Microcellular Structures
||Theresa Juarez, Almut Schroer, Ruth Schwaiger, Andrea Hodge
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Cellular materials with designed architecture, especially those with micro and nanosized features, have demonstrated superior strength-to-density ratios when compared to other cellular materials. These types of structures have been realized by combining multiple synthesis methods, such as 3D printing and coating techniques, to expand their achievable properties. This study aims to enhance the mechanical properties of polymer microlattices by coating printed microstructures with metal films using sputtering to generate a metal-polymer composite. The mechanical behavior of the structures is evaluated through uniaxial compression testing and subsequent imaging for the observation of failure mechanisms. Using sputtering as a coating technique will expand the combination of composites and layer thicknesses that can be achieved, and also make these type of structures viable for a variety of applications.