A successful application of multi material lightweight solutions for todays and tomorrows mobility carriers is based on production-ready processes.
At the Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg the whole process chain gets covered starting from design and simulation up to manufacturing and characterization of demonstrators. In order to place the right materials, such as metals and fiber reinforced plastics, in the right location suitable processes will be applied. The development of new material solutions furthermore offers the processing of sustainable materials like bio based fibers for instance.
Multi material solutions need a particular look at their interfaces that will be customized regarding the specific requirements and external influences on the materials. Integrating sensors into components or tools offer detailed information about new components and material composites in the test phase as well as the production processes.