BIONIC INSPIRED INFILL STRUCTURES FOR A LIGHT-WEIGHT DESIGN BY USING SLM
Additive Manufacturing enables new potentials for a component design. Due to the high design freedom, the implementation of bionic inspired infill structures can be used to manufacture lightweight components. By defining a design catalog, bionic structure for a suitable production in Additive Manufacturing are analyzed. By using FEM, the impact of isolated load cases of the bionic structures are examined. By comparing the simulation results, suitable structures for the different load cases can be identified. Based on a demonstrator, the adaptation of the bionic structures is described.