Efficient Material Hybridization by Unconventional Layup and Forming of Metals and Composites for Fabrication of Multifunctional Structures
REDUCED PRODUCTION COST AND TIME
Reduction of production time, through the integration of operations and the reduction of idling time between manufacturing steps.
Reduction of production cost through process integration and improved manufacturing quality.
RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT
Resource efficiency improved by reducing the use of raw materials and energy consumption. Optimized materials usage, reduced energy consumption and savings in materials waste are the main contributors for higher resource efficiency within the LAY2FORM concept.
STRENGTHENED GLOBAL POSITION
Strengthened global position of European manufacturing industry through intensive implementation of innovative and unconventional technologies for the efficient production of advanced multifunctional hybrid components.
LOW CAPITAL INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS
LAY2FORM could be the technological solution for the manufacturing shift to mass customisation, boosting the efficiency and opening new markets of European SMEs
Project Coordination & Results Leveraging
Overall supervision of the project in all its dimensions (administrative, financial and technical).
Manufacturing Strategies & Design
The technical requirements to the LAY2FORM manufacturing concept and integrated processes will be mapped and the respective development and demonstration conditions will be defined in detail.
Forming & Cutting Processes
The scope of this WP is the lab-scale development and proof-of-concept of hybrid composite-metal manufacturing processes.
Bonding & Disassembly Processes
The development of the different strategies concerning the interlayer processes involved in the LAY2FORM manufacturing process.
Digital Systems & Interoperability
The development of an end-to-end engineering approach and the respective digital system, covering all the LAY2FORM manufacturing chain.
System Demonstration & Sustainability
Building a system that will help to simulate the LAY2FORM manufacturing concept.