FLAMINGo will propose a novel industrial manufacturing route for the efficient production of high-performance lightweight Aluminium composite materials thanks to a novel metallurgical and forming combined approach for making automotive parts. The intensification of use of the Aluminum composites will be driven mainly by the battery-electric vehicle (BEV) technology that are forcing automakers to look for innovative ways to lightweight the vehicles. The goals of FLAMINGo will be related to the manufacturing of a strengthened Aluminum Metal Matrix nano-Composites Al-MMnC with elevated properties, in terms of strength and stiffness, compared to current Al alloys used in automotive. FLAMINGo will provide engineering solutions to substitute steel components in BEV automotive parts and achieve a substantial reduction of weight.To be effective in introducing the new materials in the market the project will target the following development steps::
Project Title: Fabrication of Lightweight Aluminum Metal matrix composites and validation In Green vehicles Topic: LC-GV-06-2020 Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications.