Concept and project objective(s)

Lightweight component and solutions are increasingly important for a more sustainable world, and in this case wrought aluminium alloys have large potentials for dramatic weight reduction of structural parts. There is, however, a need to increase the post consumer recycling of wrought alloy aluminium, due to the high energy consumption for manufacturing of virgin aluminium. This project will address new industrial models for sustainable lightweight solutions – with 75% recycling in high-end structural components. Advanced optimisation algorithms will be used for optimisation of product performance/weight ratio, tolerances and material-properties. The project will have a holistic view with a life cycle approach. These underlying ideas, which also are represented as RTD activities in the SuPLight, are summarized in Figure 1 below.

Overview of RTD in SuPLight.