Efficient Production av Structural Composites for Moderate Volumes
|Coordinator||Klippan Safety AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 527 500|
|Project duration||January 2014 - June 2015|
|Venture||FFI - Sustainable Production|
|End-of-project report||2013-04712_Strukturella kompositer_PSR_en.pdf (pdf, 323 kB)|
Purpose and goal
The project aimed to develop cost-effective production of structural composite solutions in volumes of 1000-10000 based on a patented technology where a skeleton of continuous fibers is overmolded with a polymer matrix. This can be executed by the use of PUR-RIM (reactive injection molding of polyurethane) as this process requires low investment. Through the execution of the project development and manufacturing technologies have been developed. This was verified on a demonstrator - in this case a cargo barrier for a passenger car.
Results and expected effects
The project has effectively developed development materials models and simulation methodologies to be able to develop components and systems with the use technology concepts. The developed process was verified on a cargo barrier. Prototypes were developed which were tested both statically and dynamically, which showed a good conformity between simulation and testing. The project partners will implement the technology in their respective portfolio and the developed prototypes will be key ingredients in marketing the technology.
Approach and implementation
The participants in the project had complementary skills, which was used to optimize the execution of the project. Swerea SICOMP used its research background to examine the fundamental elements of the technology development. Industrial partners focused on industrialization and production issues and the demonstrator development and testing. The overall arrangement of the project was that the industrial partners contributed with their effort and contribution of the FFI program was utilized to fund the academy partner, tools, prototypes and testing.