Aluminum-Foam-Sandwiches - A Lighter Future For Car Bodies (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. Europe 2018)

Dr Korbinian Heim, Research Engineer & Project Manager
Pohltec Metalfoam


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Presentation Summary

POHLTEC´s lightweight material AFS® (Aluminum Foam Sandwich) is a single-material sandwich consisting of a foamed aluminum core between two solid aluminum cover layers. The biggest potential of AFS® is seen in the battery case of electric vehicles, wherefore it offers a unique combination of material properties.

Speaker Biography (Korbinian Heim)

08/2016 till now pohltec metalfoam GmbH
Research Engineer and Project manager
06/2014 - 08/2016 Berlin Institute of Technology, TU Berlin, Germany
Postdoctoral Research Associate
01/2016 - 03/2016 Conseil national de recherches Canada, Boucherville,
Quebec, Canada
Visiting Researcher
10/2013 - 06/2014 Helmholtz-Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy,
Postdoctoral Research Associate
10/2010 - 10/2013 Helmholtz-Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy,
PhD. in Materials Science
10/2006 - 10/2010 Diploma (Dipl. Ing. (FH)) in Materials and Surface
Engineering (best graduate)
University of Applied Science Hof, Germany

Company Profile (Pohltec Metalfoam)

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The pohltec metalfoam GmbH based in Cologne is producer of the lightweight material AFS®. AFS® is the only single-material aluminium sandwich system worldwide and offers completely new possibilities for applications and processing. The three-layer original material consists of a foamed aluminium core sandwich between two aluminium cover layers. The cover layers are metallic, i.e. fused to the core layer without the need for adhesives.
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