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Fabrication of Lightweight Aluminium Metal matrix composites and validation In Green vehicles

Objective

"FLAMINGo will propose a novel industrial manufacturing route for the efficient production of high performance lightweight Aluminum composite materials thanks to a novel metallurgical and forming combined approach for making automotive parts. The intensification of use of the Aluminium composites will be driven mainly by the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology that are forcing automakers to look for innovative ways to lightweight the vehicles. The goals of FLAMINGo will be related to the manufacturing of a strengthened Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites Al-MMC with elevated properties (+200% strength and +30% stiffness) compared to current Al alloys used in automotive. FLAMINGo will provide engineering solutions to substitute steel components in BEV automotive parts and achieve a substantial reduction of weight (up to 20%). To reach these goals the project will target the following development steps at prototype and full scale: # The production of nanoparticles concentrated masterbatches of Al-MMC, via solid state mechanical alloying, to assure a complete dispersion of the nanoparticles in the Al metal before inoculation in the melt # Casting of Al-MMC components by inoculating the masterbatch in an Al melt, and homogenized by ultrasonication and electromagnetic stirring systems # Production of smaller components (brackets and connectors) by Low Pressure Die Casting LPDC and bigger components, like subframes, by Green Sand Casting to demonstrate broader feasibility and applicability of Al-MMC. # Extrusion of cast billets for making profiles for the body frame # Identification of the welding techniques for joining Al-MMC components, and assessment of the application via TIG, GTAW and RSW. # Use of these components for substitution of steels and aluminium parts in electric vehicles, validation of components estimated service life and installation on vehicles. # Recycling of Al-MMC components supported also by the use of secondary aluminium in the formulation"

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GV-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 621 075

Participants (9)

VEREIN FUER PRAKTISCHE GIESSEREIFORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 758 750
Address
Parkstrasse 21
8700 Leoben
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 539 761,25
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSTELLIUM UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 650
Address
Grenville Court Britwell Road
SL1 8DF Burnham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 662 937,50
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
KAMPAKAS METALLOURGIKI TECHNIKI EMPORIKI KAI VIOMICHANIKI AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 306 425
Address
Anatolikis Thrakis 2
16122 Kaisariani
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALKE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 356 562,50
Address
Via Cile 3-5-7
35127 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXIA INNOVATION UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 750
Address
Turkenstrasse 29
80799 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 337 500
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FACTOR IDEAS INTEGRAL SERVICES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 000
Address
Calle Colon De Larretaegui 26-1
48009 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)