Flexible communication network in the field of industrial production systems integrated in company operations to develop competitiveness in mfg. Methods/design, mfg.Systems/ technology and organisation/human resource development.
The aim is to further develop the use of fibre-reinforced plastics in rail suspensions and demonstrate the advantages of advanced suspensions using such materials.
Development of a new honeycomb sandwich core material and related process. This innovative new folded honeycomb core enables fast core production from one continuous sheet and produces reliable core-skin bonding.
Friction stir welding (fsw) will be applied to a range of materials/be researched to achieve high welding speeds in increased joint thickness. Processes will be industrialised for real components and applied in commercial production.
Demonstrate a novel form of hybrid electric drive line which combines the virtues of the bus and tram without the need for track or overhead lines and show how this introduces a modal shift away from the passenger car.
The aim of this project is to improve the quality and productivity of paper manufacturing by using fungal enzymes in order to control and remove slime and pitch deposition.
The aim is to develop a new range of thermoplastic composite sandwich panels (which are more cost-effective, lightweight, high impact and inherently recyclable) and their use in a range of lightweight structures.
Development of a new, 6 metre ultra-light tender weighing only 50% of the existing model. To achieve this weight saving, a new hull, based on new composite technology with the propulsion system integrated in it, will be developed.
Explosive concrete spalling at high temperatures results in serious economic and human safety problems. A research programme will study innovative concretes using new fibre types able to exclude toxic effects and avoid spalling.
Optimized new engines - new solutions for innovative, modular engines with very low emissions and high performance for road and city motorbikes.