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RIGHTWEIGHT Challenge 25

Challenge purpose: Innovative aluminium lightweight components for green road mobility

About the challenge:  Aluminize the world!

  • Enable sustainable, innovative and unique solutions for the automotive industry to reduce CO2 emissions and support green mobility.
  • Develop innovative lightweight components and products from aluminium which help to save energy and conserve resources. 
  • Develop innovative cryogenic tanks to store liquid hydrogen in long haul transport applications.

Main section of application: 

  • Automotive 

Main cross-cutting topics: 

  • Design & smart functions
  • Characterisation & modelling 
  • Manufacturing & assembly 

Scope of the challenge 

  • Changeover from a tier-1 fuel tank supplier into a manufacturer of components and products for sustainable mobility and related markets.
  • The scope shows a wide variation from long haul transport solutions as well as last-mile transport solutions
  • Idea generation and knowledge of typical market issues needs to be extended

Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Scope of the challenge 1b

  • Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Scope of the challenge 1c

  • Lightweight aluminium casted parts development and production

Scope of the challenge continued

  • Aluminium battery box development and production
  • Cryogenic hydrogen tank development and production

Scope of the challenge continued

  • Aluminium cargo box development and production
  • Aluminium cargo bike frame development and production

Challenge objectives

  • Aluminium battery box production
    Range from 1.000 – 200.000 per year
    Cooperation with battery cell production company
    Cooperation with sustainable mobility customer
  • Lightweight aluminium component production (rheocasting)
    Range from 15.000 – 150.000 per component per year
    Cooperation with sustainable mobility customer
  • Any other product idea that fits into our available production processes and/or services
    Cooperation with sustainable mobility partners

Can you provide a solution to this challenge?

More information can be found here: https://www.rightweightnwe.com/application-form

Source: RIGHTWEIGHT

Cluster NMWP.NRW

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