LAY2FORM will create a new cost-effective multistage manufacturing platform, enabling the efficient integration of unconventional technologies in established composites-based processes.

The enhanced LAY2FORM manufacturing system will be a system of systems, containing the enabling process modules and digital sub-systems to create a continuous and automated manufacturing chain. Moreover, LAY2FORM will apply an integrated and systemic approach to implement full manufacturing routes and create new value chains, from materials conditioning to materials disassembly, being a robust basis for the efficient production of hybrid lightweight structures.

The multidisciplinary approach proposed in LAY2FORM comprises a complex interconnection of leading R&I topics to develop an industrially-feasible and competitive manufacturing platform, compatible with the Industry 4.0 vision.