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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2015

Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Net EU contribution
€ 717 125,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino
Spain

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 176 488,00
Address
Parque Empresarial Boroa P2a 4 Local 6
48340 Bizkaia

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 75 637,71
AFPT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 340 725,50
Address
Trinkbornstrasse 10
56281 Dorth

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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
Rheinland-Pfalz Koblenz Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 146 025,21
NEW INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 123 988,00
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)
Other funding
€ 53 137,71
TECNATOM S.A.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 207 638,00
Address
Avenida Montes De Oca 1
28703 San Sebastian De Los Reyes - Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 88 987,71
MOTOFIL, S.A.
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 279 475,00
Address
Rua Tome Barros Queiros 135 Apartado 50 Zona Industrial De Ervosas
3830 252 Ilhavo

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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
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 119 775,00
PHILIPS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 197 811,40
Address
Rontgenstrasse 22
22335 Hamburg
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 776,32
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 103 601,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 430 562,75
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 151 500,00
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TOPSOLID
France
Net EU contribution
€ 203 000,00
Address
Rue Du Bois Sauvage 7
91055 Evry

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 87 000,00
ACITURRI ENGINEERING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 107 611,50
Address
Calle Jeronimo Munoz 8 Parque Tecnologico Boecillo
47151 Boecillo

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 46 119,21
SYM VOULOI KAI PROIONTA LOGISMIKOU AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 207 638,00
Address
Michalakopoulou Str 64
11528 Athens

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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
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 88 987,71
LUNOVU GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 218 542,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 93 660,85
ESI GROUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 218 330,50
Address
3 Bis Rue Saarinen
94528 Rungis

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Val-de-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 93 570,21
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.

ESI GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 125 835,50
Address
Liebknechtstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 929,50
TRUMPF PHOTONIC COMPONENTS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 53 138,60
Address
Lise-meitner-strasse 13
89081 Ulm

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Ulm, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 22 773,68