SALLSA-Serial production of Lightweight materials in Supplier Collaboration
Purpose and goal
The overall result of the project is an improved ability for making of high-volume components to the automotive industry in existing production environments. Demonstrator components have been produced and the project have helped to strengthen research collaboration between different industry sectors. The development of knowledge about tools, materials and the manufacturing process and its parameters linked to existing production equipment contributes to improving the basic conditions for industrialization through the results of the project.
Expected results and effects
Among the results, the development of new knowledge relevant to material selection, tool construction and process parameters for high volume production of composite components is emphasized. Evaluation methodology and implementation of process simulation provide useful input for the development of process parameters. In addition, the interaction between actors in different industries and institutes has contributed to the development of the demonstrator along with the guidelines developed as a result for further work, which results in efforts for continued research.
Planned approach and implementation
The arrangement using experimental geometries has permeated the work packages. From material selection to tool construction and evaluation of material and process parameters linked to this. Process simulation and development and testing of smart solutions have also been performed in experiments in an industrial environment. This has helped to develop an industrial demonstrator despite the lead times involved. Consequently, the work converges to the guidelines that are sought to be developed but the disadvantage is the dependence of experimental geometries.