The development of lightweight solutions is driven by global climate and resource challenges. With lighter products, emissions and energy use can be reduced, lowering climate impact and strengthening competitiveness. Lightweight design constitutes cutting-edge expertise in many industries, which also depend on continued development. One example is the transport industry, which has a long history of working with lightweight design. Benefits include everything from modular construction, which simplifies and shortens the construction process, to more versatile prostheses in healthcare or reduced energy consumption in vehicles.
RISE works with lightweight solutions from a lifecycle perspective. We have multidisciplinary expertise which facilitates lightweight construction with several materials such as fibre composites, metals, bio-materials and multimaterials where joining is a central aspect. We can help you with your entire chain or parts thereof, from material development to industrial application. RISE also hosts LIGHTer arena for lightweight materials and runs the strategic innovation programme Lättvikt (Lightweight).