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Sustainable and low-cost methodologies for manufacturing high-performance composite materials

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The project will investigate and optimize high performance composite manufacturing through liquid composite moulding (LCM) with regards to environmental impact, cost, and cycle time. These materials are enablers for vehicle weight reduction in land, sea and air transport and therefore have a significant role in sustainable mobility.

The project will be the first collaboration between two strongholds within LCM, namely RISE in Sweden and Brigham Young University (BYU) in the USA. The project will focus on a novel reinforcement material from the Swedish company Oxeon, also a partner in the project. Besides the technical advancements performed, the project will also be a stepping stone for future collaborations in the field of high-performance composite materials between firstly the project partners and secondly between organizations in the partners existing networks. Two of BYU’s existing collaboration partners, namely US Air Force Research Labs and Northrop Grumman Corporation will form a reference group following the project and ensuring the relevance of the activities. 

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The activities will be carried out at both the RISE testbed for sustainable composites and at BYU’s facilities with two planned physical meetings, one in Sweden and one in the USA. Between the physical meetings, digital meetings will be held and remote data sharing through cameras, live stream of sensor data and digital metrology will enable a tight collaboration despite the geographical distances.

Project manager: Emil Hedlund, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

Parties: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Brigham Young University, Oxeon AB

Period: 2024 to 2025

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