Friedrich-Alexa nder-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

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The University Erlangen-Nuremberg is involved in two work packages: WP3 and WP10, conducting research in the field of powder based additive manufacturing with selective electron beam melting. One topic was the process development with pure copper and with oxide dispersion strengthened copper powder. Important material properties like density, conductivity and mechanical behaviour of produced specimen were examined. Furthermore, the production and analysis of new auxetic structures with negative Poisson’s ratio was conducted.