Summary of A 07
Project A07 investigates structural design, WAAM methods and component tes- ting of complex, large-scale, individualized steel components. The objective is to connect conventionally manufactured steel components and semi-finished pro- ducts with additively manufactured, complex steel components (connection no- des, 3D steel inserts for concrete). The research programme is based on innovative design and manufacturing methodologies that take both additive manufacturing parameters and material properties into account. The evaluation of the WAAM components follows a novel test method, which considers potentially anisotropic component behaviour, surface topographies, geometric irregularities and residual stresses in addition to the relevant material properties.