Qualified light-weight supplier
|Coordinator||Swerea IVF AB - Avdelning Tillverkning|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 325 000|
|Project duration||December 2018 - June 2019|
|Venture||Strategiska innovationsprogrammet för lättvikt – LIGHTer|
Purpose and goal
To strengthen their position in the lightweight value chain, Brogrens wants to expand its expertise in forming of advanced materials for lightweight applications. The project´s activities are focused on broadening the lightweight competencies by building new competence in forming of lightweight products in advanced materials, including quality assurance. To meet the tolerance requirements for the detail, the forming process optimized in the project, with the use of simulation. The project participants are Brogrens Industries and RISE IVF.
Expected results and effects
Implementation of the project results strengthens the company´s competitiveness by broadening their lightweight offering by developing new expertise in delivering formed components in advanced materials. The new developed competence will also increase the company’s attractiveness to international customers. Direct results of the project are the capability to offer new products formed in-house. The project focuses on aerospace components and materials, but the results applicable to all industries where difficult to form materials is used, for example for gas turbines.
Planned approach and implementation
In order to meet the tolerance requirements for the detail, the forming process needs to be optimized in the project. Numerical simulation will be used for optimization. The following activities are planned: 1. Conceptual production chain 2. Gapanalys of competence 3. Optimization of production chain 4. Realization of new lightweight value chain 5. Project management and reporting