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Efficient Material Hybridization by Unconventional Layup and Forming of Metals and Composites for Fabrication of Multifunctional Structures

Objective

LAY2FORM will create a new cost-effective multistage manufacturing platform based on flexible machinery concepts, cognitive automation, inline monitoring and inspection, as well as simulation and modelling, enabling the efficient integration of unconventional technologies (laser and ultrasound) in established composites-based processes, namely tape-laying and hot-forming, to enable the production of multifunctional 3D hybrid parts from thin layered metals and thermoplastic-matrix composites. Framed by an end-to-end engineering approach, LAY2FORM will shorten the design and manufacturing cycle time and improve reliability, presenting a substantial potential to, in the middle term, turn the manufacturing of complex and intricate hybrid composite-metal parts highly cost competitive. The enhanced LAY2FORM manufacturing system will be a system of systems, containing the enabling process modules and digital sub-systems to create a continuous and automated manufacturing chain. Moreover, LAY2FORM will apply an integrated and systemic approach to implement full manufacturing routes and create new value chains, from materials conditioning to materials disassembly, being a robust basis for the efficient production of hybrid lightweight structures. The multidisciplinary approach proposed in LAY2FORM comprises a complex interconnection of leading R&I topics to develop an industrially-feasible and competitive manufacturing platform, compatible with the Industry 4.0 vision.
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Coordinator

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL

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Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto

Portugal

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 694 132,50

Participants (10)

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FAGOR ARRASATE S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 978 037,50

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 591 500

RESCOLL

France

EU Contribution

€ 397 711,25

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 442 585

MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 816 875

V2I

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 408 900

INAPAL PLASTICOS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 136 437,50

TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 15 492,26

MECASONIC ESPAÑA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 158 178,50

TREE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 291 445,24

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768710

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 931 303,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 931 294,75

Coordinated by:

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL

Portugal