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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics/ultrasound
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-FOF-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 694 132,50

Participants (10)

FAGOR ARRASATE S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 978 037,50
Address
Calle Barro San Andres 20
20500 Arrasate Mondragon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 591 500
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 397 711,25
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 442 585
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 816 875
Address
Bodmaner Str. 7
78315 Radolfzell Am Bodensee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
V2I
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 408 900
Address
Avenue Du Pre-aily 25
4031 Angleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INAPAL PLASTICOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 136 437,50
Address
Rua Estacao Do Araujo, 505
4465 Matosinhos, Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TREELOGIC TELEMATICA Y LOGICA RACIONAL PARA LA EMPRESA EUROPEA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 15 492,26
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33428 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MECASONIC ESPAÑA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 178,50
Address
Av Dels Alps Num 56
08940 Cornella De Llobregat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TREE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 445,24
Address
De La Pomarada 76
33429 Siero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)