Test manufacturing of rear end city bus module using 3Dlitecomp technology

Reference number
Coordinator STIFTELSEN IMIT - IMIT Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 485 000
Project duration April 2013 - April 2014
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report SR_HP_2013-01272_3Dlite_en.pdf (pdf, 319 kB)

Purpose and goal

The objective was to test strength, stiffness, production cycle time and cost for the rear end of a Volvo city bus using 3Dlitetechnology.The result is that the technology functions and that the the production cycle time is about 3 min for the core filling.The design has been compared with a carbon fiber structure and is as strong and stiff as the carbon fiber structure but to much lower cost. The rear end will be heavier but light enough for this application. The final product will be built in the late fall of 2014.

Results and expected effects

The result is that the technology functions and that the the production cycle time is about 3 min for the core filling.The design has been compared with a carbon fiber structure and is as strong and stiff as the carbon fiber structure but to much lower cost. The rear end will be heavier but light enough for this application. The final product will be built in the late fall of 2014. The implementation will be done ASP due to the world market demand for light weight electric and hybrid buses

Approach and implementation

The project was done in 3 steps. 1. Design of the rear end 2. Test of core filling technology 3. Building of the rear end The result is that the technology functions and that the the production cycle time is about 3 min for the core filling.The design has been compared with a carbon fiber structure and is as strong and stiff as the carbon fiber structure but to much lower cost. The rear end will be heavier but light enough for this application. The final product will be built in the late fall of 2014. All partners likes the project design.

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Last updated 9 January 2020

Reference number 2013-01272

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