5001.002.001 Tensile Behavior of AM Lattice Structures

Proposed tensile test geometry with multiple lattice designs created using nTopology software.

Complex cellular and lattice structures are an exciting field of materials development offering revolutionary opportunities in medical devices, light weighting, and impact protection. Additive manufacturing (AM) is uniquely suited to produce lattice structures and there has been a synergistic development cycle between the lattice design community and AM. There is, however, an unmet need for a standard approach to mechanical testing and evaluation of these lattice structures to support their introduction into demanding applications for defense and commercial use.

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