High Volume and Low Cost Composites Material and Manufacturing

Objective and Goal
-Demonstrate at least two production technologies for composite products corresponding to a production rate of 100,000 units/year or manufactured structure equivalent to 100 tonnes/year.
-Demonstrate an automated manufacturing process for an aircraft structural component with a production rate of 500 units/year.
-Identify and characterize new composite materials with lower manufacturing costs
-Clarify requirements for materials for bridge constructions in composite and identify appropriate manufacturing technologies for large load-bearing structural elements

Result and Expected Effects
A maintained and strengthened international competitiveness of the Swedish transport and construction industry through:
- Increased skills of Swedish suppliers and networks in the field
- Increased knowledge of rational composite manufacturing methods of LIGHTers members
- Increased number of businesses and industries that use Lightweight solutions
- Increased level of competence for the use of composites for building constructions
- Reduced production costs for structural composites by 25% to 50%, relative to a commercial level for 2010 (depending on Branch)

Participants

Mohammad Al-Emrani (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Collaborations

AP&T

Ulricehamn, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

SAAB aeronautics

Gothenburg, Sweden

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden

Swerea SICOMP

Pitea, Sweden

Volvo Car Corporation

Gothenburg, Sweden

WSP Sverige

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2015

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

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Latest update

2017-03-08