Together with our partners from Automoteam GmbH we have demonstrated the feasibility of functionalising FILLSERTS made out of aluminium.
FILLSERTS are multi-structural, multi-functional and (selectively) open-pore aluminium castings. They differ substantially from conventionally foamed, sintered or 3D-printed metals.
Thanks to the injection moulding combination, the aluminium is infiltrated with the polymer, resulting in a perfect mechanical bonding. In this way, high joint strengths are achieved without the need for pre-treatment of the surfaces.