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Net-shape joining technology to manufacture 3D multi-materials components based on metal alloys and thermoplastic composites

Objective

ComMUnion enables productive and cost effective manufacturing of 3D metal/ Carbon Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRT) multi-material components.
ComMUnion will develop a novel solution combining tape placement of CFRTs with controlled laser-assisted heating in a multi-stage robot solution. High-speed laser texturing and cleaning will overcome the limitations of current joining technology to provide greatest performance joints. ComMUnion will rely on a robot-based approach enabling on-line inspection for layer-to-layer self-adjustment of the process. Moreover, tools for multi-scale modelling, parametric offline programming, quality diagnosis and decision support will be developed under a cognitive approach to ensure interoperability and usability.
ComMUnion will address the following key innovations:
- Texturing and cleaning based on high speed laser scanning for surface condition.
- High-speed spatially resolved control of surface temperature profile.
- Multi-scale metal/CFRP modelling, self-adaptive process control, and quality diagnosis based on multimodal active imaging.
ComMUnion approach will decrease by 30% the consumption of titanium and boron steel, (costly alloys requiring critical materials). Besides, reinforcement of textured metallic surfaces with CFRT tapes will increase mechanical performance of multi-material components over 30% without cost increase.
Manufacturing of two pilot-cases for automotive and aeronautics will demonstrate the scalability of the joining process. It will be possible trough a consortium with a strong involvement of industrial partners (73% of which 55% are SMEs). The outline of the business plan ensures the exploitation of the project results. With a target market of 2.000 companies and a fair estimate of 2% market penetration (5 years after the commercialization start), ComMUnion will result in 40M€/year incomes.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/thermochemistry
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 717 125

Participants (15)

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 488
Address
Parque Empresarial Boroa P2a 4 Local 6
48340 Bizkaia
Activity type
Other
AFPT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 725,50
Address
Trinkbornstrasse 10
56281 Dorth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 988
Address
Plaza Marques De Salamanca 2
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 207 638
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOTOFIL, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 279 475
Address
Rua Tome Barros Queiros 135 Apartado 50 Zona Industrial De Ervosas
3830 252 Ilhavo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 811,40
Address
Rontgenstrasse 22
22335 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 103 601,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 430 562,75
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TOPSOLID
France
EU contribution
€ 203 000
Address
Rue Du Bois Sauvage 7
91055 Evry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACITURRI ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 611,50
Address
Calle Jeronimo Munoz 8 Parque Tecnologico Boecillo
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 207 638
Address
Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNOVU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 218 542
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 344 166
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRUMPF PHOTONIC COMPONENTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 138,60
Address
Lise-meitner-strasse 13
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)