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LIGHTest

The project Testbed for Future Production of Lightweight Products Using Smart Material Solutions will provide a test and demonstration facility that includes advanced materials, manufacture and circularity.

Background

Today’s, and tomorrow’s, products will be subject to increasing demands; lower weight, longer working life and improved materials utilisation will all be prerequisites for sustainable development and increased competitiveness. 

Lighter products

The purpose of the testbed is to develop and evaluate manufacturing methods and material properties for lighter products, not simply based on individual materials, production methods or recycling technologies but with the emphasis on holistic solutions with sustainable lifecycles.

The testbed will consist of two main components:

  • RISE Olofström, which offers cutting-edge expertise in sheet metal forming, multi-materials, metrology, tooling, joining and simulation.

    Enjoy a digital tour of the Olofström testbed.
     
  • RISE SICOMP in Piteå, one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the field of polymer fibre composites, with cutting-edge expertise in composite materials, simulation, tooling, automation, manufacturing and testing methods.



Summary

Project name

LIGHTest

Status

Active

RISE role in project

Project leader

Project start

Duration

4 years

Partner

ABB Composites, Scandinavian Enviro Systems, Lamera, EBP, Gestamp Hardtech, PODCOMP, Safeman, SSAC, GKN Aerospace, Scania, Volvo Cars, Techtank Olofström, Jernkontoret, KTH Royal Institute of Technology , Luleå University of Technology, Blekinge Institute of Technology, RISE

Funders

Vinnova

Boel Wadman

Contact person

Boel Wadman

Forskare

+46 10 228 48 42
boel.wadman@ri.se

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