Project Description

FormPlanet Eurecat

European Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) driving competitiveness to the sheet metal forming industries.

The FormPlanet project responds to challenges of the sheet metal forming industry, optimizing the development, design, production and performance of high-strength metals while reducing production costs and time-to-market for sheet products.

FormPlanet, coordinated by Eurecat, is developing new material characterisation techniques and new modelling approaches to predict the performance of pieces and possible defects in an initial design state.

Apart from this, FormPlanet also offers innovative and transversal services related with the compliance with regulations, access, the traceability of material data and quality certification with the aim to supply an expert support for this sector industries.

Eurecat participates in the project through its Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, who offers innovative characterisation methodologies to measure the fracture toughness and edge-cracking of sheet metals; the Modelling and Simulation Unit, responsible of the implementation in the simulation of elements with properties based on the mechanics of the fracture and  the Product Development Unit, which develops a prototype through incremental sheet metal forming (ISF).

The project counts with a consortium formed by the research centres Eurecat, Fraunhofer IWU and COMTES FHT AS; two universities (the Lulea Tekniska Universitet and the Università di Pisa); the companies LETOMEC, Granta DESIGN, APPLUS – LGAI Technological Center, Centro Ricerche FIAT, ArcelorMittal, Arania, Estamp, Arcelik, ALUDIUM, AP&T, Lamera and, UNE as a standardization organism.

FormPlanet Open Call 

The project has launched its Open Call to give the opportunity to up to 8 companies in the sector to be the first recipients of the FormPlanet Test Bed innovative services.

The Open Call, which will be open until March 31st, has the objective to help SMEs and large companies to carry out advanced characterization and modelling services of metal parts and materials in order to better predict part performance and prevent production loses. The selected companies will be able to access the services for free and receive technical advice and visibility through the different channels of the project.

General details

Project

FormPlanet

Project reference

H2020-EU.2.1.3. – 814517

Programme and call for tender

Project financed by program Horizon 2020 from European Union under the call DT – NMBP – 07 – 2018 – Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation (IA)

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