Anisotropy in Additively Manufactured Materials

Design and Characterization of Additively Manufactured Materials

Jamie Guest (PI)

Additional Team Members:

Kevin Hemker (Co-PI)
Justin Unger (GS)
Matthew Vaughn (GS)

This project aims to develop additively manufactured (AM) metallic materials and components offering exceptional and fully customizable combinations of mass, strength and stiffness.  In collaboration with researchers at ARL, JAM2 researchers are using characterization and experimental testing to improve understanding of AM materials, including inherent anisotropies that result from processing conditions.  These observations are then being incorporated into novel topology optimization methods to design components optimized for AM-relevant material properties, which ultimately will hasten the uptake of these materials in applications.