Transferring research on novel composite materials into practice

  • 7/22/20 12:03 PM
  • Kirsten Oswald

Save the Date: Workshop SCCER Mobility - Composites United Switzerland

SCCER Mobility Capacity Area A3 and Composites United Switzerland are organizing a joint workshop to present the outcome of the research performed within SCCER Mobility in the last eight years to a larger composites industry audience and to foster discussions on follow-up projects.

Within SCCER Mobility, Capacity Area A3 investigates technologies and strategies to minimize non-propulsive energy demand of vehicles for improved efficiency. This includes the reduction of vehicle mass by replacing conventional materials such as aluminum or steel with lighter ones. To achieve this, new processing routes for high volume production of lightweight thermoplastic and bioinspired composites with outstanding mechanical properties are being developed. In addition, Capacity Area A3 elaborates a modeling framework to assess the actual energy demand of conventional and alternatively propelled vehicles.

This workshop will be held as an online event. In the first part (1 hour) the research groups will present the outcome of their SCCER projects with a focus on possibilities for industrial implementation and ideas for follow-up projects with industry partners. In the second part (1 to 1.5 hours) each research group will host a world café breakout session to discuss the ideas with the industry participants.

More information will follow soon and registration is open now!

Find out more about Capacity Area A3.

Photograph: Silvan Gantenbein, Complex Materials Group, ETH Zurich