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Flexible production cell for Hybrid Joining

Objective

Multimaterial systems combining metals with thermoplastic fiber reinforced polymer composites (TP-FRPC) are the key for light weight design in the automotive industry. However, the joining of the material partners remains main issue. Currently, no approach exists which sufficiently meets the three core requirements: weight neutrality, cost- and time efficiency and bonding strength. Technologies like adhesive bonding or bolted joints show good results for one or two of the criterions, but not for all three of them.
The FlexHyJoin project aims at the development of a joining process for hybrid components, which satisfies all three criterions. Induction Joining (IJ) and Laser Joining (LJ) are combined, since they have complementary fields of application and most of all they do not require additional material and are therefore weight neutral joining methods. Thus, the full lightweight potential is preserved. Additionally, a surface texturing method for the metal is integrated in the approach, which leads to a form closure bonding, providing a high mechanical bonding performance. Finally, a main aspect of the FlexHyJoin project is to integrate the surface texturing as well as both joining methods in a single, continuous, and fully automatized pilot process with an overall process control and supervision system. This leads to a maximum of time- and cost-efficiency and will allow the future application of the approach in the mass production of automotives. The key for the automation is an online process control and quality assurance.
The FlexHyJoin project provides an essential enabler technology for future mobility concepts. The final result is an innovative joining process for fiber reinforced polymers and metals, suiting the strict requirements of automotive industry and enabling the broad application of hybrid material systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2015

Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 804 375,00
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 482 750,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GUBESCH THERMOFORMING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 316 840,00
Address
Industriestrasse 1
91489 Wilhelmsdorf

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Neustadt a. d. Aisch-Bad Windsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 788,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GUBESCH PROTOTYPES AND TOOLS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 52 500,00
Address
Bergstr. 34
91489 Wilhelmsdorf

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Neustadt a. d. Aisch-Bad Windsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
EDAG ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 161 534,63
Address
Kreuzberger Ring 40
65205 Wiesbaden

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Region
Darmstadt Wiesbaden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 69 229,12
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EDAG PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO.KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 92 215,38
Address
Reesbergstrasse 1
36039 Fulda

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Region
Kassel Fulda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 39 520,87
LEISTER TECHNOLOGIES AG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Galileo Strasse 10
6056 Kagiswil

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Obwalden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 998 305,00
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 400 250,00
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 154 875,00
Address
Plaza Marques De Salamanca 2
28006 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 66 375,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 752 901,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
KGR SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 308 660,63
Address
Via Luigi Cibrario 13
10143 Torino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 132 283,12
FILL GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 614 446,00
Address
Fillstrasse 1
4942 Gurten

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Innviertel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 263 334,00