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CompoLight: Rapid Manufacturing of lightweight metal components

Objective

The project proposes to solve identified shortcomings of Rapid Manufacturing (RM) by addressing five areas, all of which are related to design and production of lightweight metal parts. These deficiencies are: 1) lack of design rules¨for RM, which could guide the designer, 2) lack of guidelines and simulation software to support to the user in the work preparation prior to RM processing and predict quality features and mechanical properties of the part, 3) CAD application software to augment – partly automate – the design of internal structures of a part, 4) research in the effective use of RM integrated in a process chain jointly with conventional processes, and 5) lack of ways to define and effectively control surfaces quality. CompoLight is addressing these problems by means of experiments, applied research and software development. The work is centred on 3 archetypes of lightweight metal products, all of which are parts with internal structures, respectively 1) channels (as in hydraulic valves), 2) hollow zones (to decrease weight of the component) and 3) porosities (as in filters). The proposing consortium comprises 12 partners from six EU member states: 4 RTD, 5 end user SMEs, 1 SME provider, and 2 large industrial companies. Projected impact from the project originates from a larger industrial utilization of lightweight components in many industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, and electronics. For each of the participating SMEs, the opportunity to strengthen their market position is the crucial argument for taking part in the project. Societal impact is exemplified in terms of potential reduction of CO2 emission from cars and equivalent savings in fuel consumption. Dissemination of project results involves all partners in activities ranging from demonstration events in each of the participating companies via RM cluster building, seminars and exhibitions to special training courses and the integration of RM curriculum in university studies

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software/simulation software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/application software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 693 195,40
Administrative Contact
Olivier Stéphane Jay (Mr.)

Participants (11)

MB PROTO SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 257 262,50
Address
Rue De La Fonderie 1
76340 Blangy Sur Bresle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jocelyne Sellier (Ms.)
EURO HEAT PIPES SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 258 002,85
Address
Rue De L'industrie 24
1400 Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chantal Deltenre (Ms.)
FLYING-CAM SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 722,85
Address
Rue Du Passage D Eau 1A
4681 Hermalle Sous Argenteau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sarah Krins (Ms.)
HYDRAUVISION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 132 512,50
Address
Buys Ballotstraat 14
4507 Da Schoondijke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brenno Achilles Maria De Zwart (Mr.)
MARCAM ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 442,85
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Joppe (Mr.)
SITEX 45 SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 101 684,38
Address
Ghica Tei Blvd,bl.40,ap.2 Dept.2 114
023709 Bucharest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dorina Dima
FJ INDUSTRIES A/S*ODENSE JERNVAREFABRIK FJ STEEL FJ SINTERMETAL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 92 744,63
Address
Nyborgvej 27
5863 Ferritslev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Søren Weis Sørensen (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 204,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
SIRRIS HET COLLECTIEF CENTRUM VAN DE TECHNOLOGISCHE INDUSTRIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 403 304,29
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Benoit Levaux (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 416 637,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frits Feenstra (Mr.)
OPEN ENGINEERING SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 180 240
Address
Avenue De L'expansion 7
4432 Alleur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal De Vincenzo