With the collaborative research project METEOR (Methods and technologies for validating and optimizing the resource efficiency of process networks in the production of lightweight structures), a new research project is starting at the Laboratory of materials and joining technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn.
Reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the production of lightweight structures by up to 80 percent - this is the goal of the joint project METEOR (Methods and technologies for validating and optimizing the resource efficiency of process networks in the production of lightweight structures) led by the Institute of lightweight structures and plastics engineering (ILK) at the TU Dresden.
Other partners from industry and research are supporting the research project, initially until 2023, in order to develop new ways of
- solar-assisted temperature control (gwk society heating and cooling – Meinerzhagen),
- online life cycle assessment (Institute for lightweight construction and plastics technology (ILK) at the TU Dresden),
- the inline simulation (KraussMaffei technologies – München; Institut for product engineering (IPE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen) of production processes as well as
- robot-assisted joining of plastic/metal composite structures (Böllhoff joining technology – Bielefeld; Laboratory of Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn).
The project is funded by the technology transfer program lightweight construction (TTP Lightweight) of the German federal ministry for economic affairs and energy (BMWi) in the amount of 6 million euros and is supported by the project management Jülich (PTJ).