Innovative and affordable solutions for advanced car body shells manufacturing and lightweight material strategies for railways, innovative doors and train modularity.

The CARBODIN project, coordinated by Eurecat, has the objective to contribute to the next generation of passenger trains that will be lighter and more energy and cost efficient than the current ones. An important step for that is the use of composite technologies, which still face barriers for full implementation such as their high cost. Another important aspect is the modular design of interiors and low-cost manufacturing of vehicles part.

The Composites Materials Unit of Eurecat participates in design of molds and the Functional Printing and Embedded Devices Unit integrates low voltage circuits in composite panels. The project also counts with the participation of the New Manufacturing Processes Unit, the Audiovisual Technologies Unit, the Big Data & Data Science Unit, the Product Development Unit and the Consultancy Unit.

The CARBODIN consortium is formed by 14 partners from 7 European countries: Spain, Greece, Germany, Italy, France, Poland and Czech Republic.

General details


CARBODIN – Car body shells, doors and interiors

Project reference

S2R-OC-IP1-01-2019/ 881814

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the European Union’s programme Horizon 2020 within the Shift2Rail (S2R) initiative, H2020-JTI-Shift2Rail-2019, and more specifically under the call S2R-OC-IP1-01-2019: Advanced car Body shells for railways and light material and innovative doors

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