The kick-off meeting was held between 29th to 31st of January at Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy.
Lightweight materials have become increasingly critical for producing components for aircrafts, cars, trains, ships, defence equipment and consumer goods.
Especially, lightweight metal and alloys possess high strength-to-weight ratios and low density. Common applications are met in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, railway and other large niche applications.
The LightMe project aspires to be a point of reference for boosting innovation in the field
of lightweight metal matrix nanocomposites (MMnC) setting up an Open Innovation Ecosystem (test bed)
that will boost the introduction of new functionalities, features and capabilities to lightweight metals.
Set up a sustainable open innovation ecosystem for efficient, low cost and fast upscaling of lightweight metal alloys and nanocomposites.
To increase volume production of HPDC by optimizing several parameters such as melt volume, melt temperature, stirring rate.
Reduce by 70% the amount of faulty parts per day produced by the Borealis machine via integration of a closed loop control able to detect and correct.
To establish clustering and networking channels with EPPN, ΑΜ-Motion, European Materials Characterization etc.