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Lighter and safer automotive 3d-structures at low investments through the development of the innovative double sheets hydroforming technology

Objective

European Commission and the European car industry agreed to address research activities to the reduction of CO2 emissions by 30% in 10 years time and to increase passenger safety. This project is perfectly in line with this objective because it is addressed at solving the problem of reducing the vehicle weight and increasing its safety at sustainable cost, through the development of an innovative technology at low investments costs, named Double sheets hydro forming, together with innovative high strength aluminium and steel sheets materials which will permit to design completely new concepts of high performance vehicle body structures. In case of project success, this technology, suitable for low volumes productions, has the potentiality to become the leader technology for the development of auto body structure such as side frames, engine cradles, etc., but also to be easily spread to other sectors (furniture, domestic appliances, etc.).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy

Participants (9)

Alcan International Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Southam Road
OX16 7SP Banbury
Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels - ARMINES
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse - "Les Lucioles"
06904 Sophia Antipolis
DELFOSUD S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Nettunense 250
04011 Aprillia
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES MINES DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Claude Daunesse, Les Lucioles
06904 Sophia Antipolis
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
SCHULER HYDROFORMING GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Louis-schuler-strasse 2
57234 Wilnsdorf
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
11,Egerlandstraße 11
91058 Erlangen
USINOR S.A.
France
Address
Route De St-leu 1
60761 Montataire
VOLVO CAR COMPONENTS CORPORATION
Sweden
Address

293 80 Olofstroem