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Sustainable production technologies of emission reduced light weight car concepts

Objective

SLC overall objective is to develop truly lightweight, multi-material concepts (parts, modules, car bodies made by the best materials selection) up to 50% lighter than present high-volume cars. This will only be possible by means of exploiting lightweight materials' combinations, developing joining technologies needed for reliable and efficient assembling and by filling the gaps on present design/simulation tools being not able to predict neither multi-material design reliability nor to assess affordability and sustainability. SLC Research & Development will address present limitations on advanced materials' processing, multi-material forming and joining technologies, design/simulation tools for series multi-material, lightweight car bodies. The SLC consortium includes experts from many FP4/5 and FP6 projects (and proposals) and national projects on manufacturing, lightweight materials, passive safety, noise reducing materials, vehicle assembly as well as rail-related technologies. SLC actively exchanges technologies with several sectors explicitly including rail. The multi-material concepts approach puts the overall vehicles functionalities' first and deploys them to sub-modules and parts, making the optimal material choice on a part-by-part basis based on overall vehicle performance. This is the driving force steering the research on the other areas. In parallel, advanced forming and joining technologies as well as multi-material capabilities of design and simulation tools are developed. After the first 2,5 - 3 years, technologies to be applied are selected and a lightweight front structure demonstrator is built up, which is virtually and physically verified.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-TRANSPORT-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

VOLKSWAGEN AG
Address
Berliner Ring
1777 Wolfsburg
Germany

Participants (38)

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Address
Götaverksgatan 10, M1.7
Gothenburg
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S. C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
Address
Bahnhofsplatz 1
IPC-R1-05 Rüsselsheim
REGIENOV
France
Address
13/15 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
Boulogne-billancourt
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
Stuttgart
PORSCHE ENGINEERING GROUP GMBH
Germany
Address
Porschestrasse
Weissach
RHEINISCH-WESTFÄLISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastraße 27C
München
HYDRO ALUMINIUM DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Ettore Bugatti Straße 6-14
92 03 55 Köln
IVM AUTOMOTIVE BAD FRIEDRICHSHALL GMBH
Germany
Address
Bergrat-bilfinger-str. 5
Bad Friedrichshall
RICARDO UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Bridge Works
Shoreham-by-sea
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Arup Campus, Blythe Gate, Blythe Valley Park
Solihull, West Midlands
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUNFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Höhe
Köln
ALCAN AIREX AG
Switzerland
Address
Industrie- Und Gewerbepark
Altenrhein
ARCELORMITTAL S.A.
Luxembourg
Address
19 Avenue De La Liberté
Luxembourg
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31-33 Rue De La Fédération
510 Paris
DIEFFENBACHER GMBH + CO. KG
Germany
Address
Heilbronner Strasse 20
Eppingen
DOW EUROPE GMBH -FREIENBACH BRANCH
Switzerland
Address
Wollerauerstrasse 15-17
Freienbach
LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.
Germany
Address
Hollerithallee 8
Hannover
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino
POLYTEC COMPOSITES ITALIA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Corso Milano N°3
Mondovì
SISTEMAS Y PROCESOS AVANZADOS S.L.
Spain
Address
Maria De Luna, 11
Zaragoza
LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Kluyverweg 1
Delft
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Address
Piazza Roma, 22
Ancona
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Chalmersplatsen 4
Göteborg
ENGINEERING RESEARCH NORDIC AB
Sweden
Address
Brigadgatan 16
Linköping
ESI GROUP
France
Address
99, Rue Des Solets
Silic 112 Rungis Cedex
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karonlinenplatz 5
Darmstadt
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
UNIVERSITY OF WEST BOHEMIA
Czechia
Address
Univerzitni 8
Pilsen
PE EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Hauptstraße 111-113
Leinfelden-echterdingen
MATERIALS ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
89/91 Tamworth Road
Hertford
HEATFORM GMBH
Germany
Address
Berliner Ring
Wiesbaden
COMAU S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Rivalta 30
Grugliasco (To)
ALSTOM TRANSPORT SA
France
Address
25 Avenue Kléber
Paris
CORUS TECHNOLOGY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1, Velsen-noord
10.000 Ijmuiden
RENAULT SAS
France
Address
13/15 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
Boulogne-billancourt
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Address
Piazza Universita', 1
Perugia