The FormPlanet project will create an Open Innovation TestBed (OITB) in Europe for the purpose of increasing the productivity of metal forming industries by developing new experimental methodologies and modelling approaches for predicting and optimizing the performance of materials and parts and for reducing the marketing time of new developments in this area.
In addition to new services for the characterization of materials, Applus+ Laboratories will offer innovative cross-functional services related to compliance with regulations and standards, related to data access and traceability regarding materials and products and related to quality certification, with the objective of providing expert support for industries in the sector.
New methodologies to increase productivity
The limitations of the processes currently used in metal forming cause productivity losses due to defects resulting from cracks, which cannot be predicted in the product design stage using traditional experimental or computational approaches.
The project will test the potential of new experimental methodologies and modelling approaches using several industrial case studies, which will demonstrate the solutions to existing problems in the entire value chain of the metal parts manufacturing industry and will reduce the cost and marketing time in the development of new materials and products.