RIGHTWEIGHT Challenge 11


Challenge purpose: High Performance Lightweight Materials for AeroStructures

About the challenge

High-performance lightweight materials can be used in substitution of individual metal parts, traditionally manufactured, in order to achieve weight and cost reductions as well as improved durability. They could be topologically optimized 3D printed metal parts. The design of these components needs to guarantee interchangeability with traditional metallic parts. Scouting and cooperation with industrial partners in this domain is an opportunity for the challenge provider.

Main section of application:

  • Aeronautics

Main cross-cutting topics:

  • Manufacturing & assembly
  •  Material supply & development
  • Characterization & modelling

Scope of the challenge

In the context of advanced and lightweight materials, the scope is the innovative concept & the development of materials & structures improving the performance and compliance against the airframe requirements. The challenge provider is interested in cooperation with suppliers with expertise both in composite materials & 3D printing metallic technology.

Challenge objectives

  • Lattice 3D printed metallic aerostructures, topologically optimized;
  • Cooperation finalised to technology partnership, sample development.

Can you provide a solution to this challenge?
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Cluster NMWP.NRW

Der Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW handelt im öffentlichen Auftrag mit Sitz in Düsseldorf und entstand 2009 im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative der nordrhein-westfälischen Landesregierung zur Stärkung der Position NRWs in den Bereichen...more...