The LEVIS project is present at JEC World in Paris on May 3-5, 2022. JEC World is the leading international composites show and brings together the whole value chain of the composite materials industry each year. Among participants are major global enterprises, innovative start-ups, and the scientific community. JEC World is the place to be to showcase innovative composite products and projects in various application sectors. It is also a unique opportunity to discover the many benefits of composites, from design flexibility, resistance and resilience to lightweighting.
LEVIS makes use of multi-material solutions based on fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites integrated with metal to develop cost-effective and sustainable lightweight components for electric vehicles. The project consortium’s goal is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of producing these components in three real-case demonstrators at a large scale: a suspension arm, a battery box set and a cross-car beam. At JEC World 2022, the LEVIS project is represented by project partners CANOE (Centre Technologique Nouvelle-Aquitaine Composites & Matériaux Avancés) and AIMEN (AIMEN Technology Centre).
CANOE is a French Research and Technology Centre focused on materials formulation, innovative carbon fibre development, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite manufacturing, composite recycling, as well as characterization and materials testing. Within the framework of LEVIS, CANOE is leading the materials design and development work package, and is developing liquid reactive resin formulation and cost-effective bio-based carbon fibres for manufacturing thermoplastic, acrylic-based, fibre-reinforced composite semi-products and finished parts. Processes envisaged for these material developments include resin transfer moulding (RTM) and pultrusion.
AIMEN is a Spanish Innovation and Technology Centre, highly specialized in materials and advanced manufacturing technologies applied to high-performance materials development and processing, robotics and automation. It provides technical support in the fields of automotive, aeronautics, shipbuilding, metal-mechanics, wind energy, metallurgy, chemicals and building. In the LEVIS project, AIMEN leads the work area of manufacturing and assembly technologies and is developing manufacturing processes for thermoplastic composites and multi-material components, combining both thermoplastic composites and metallic components.
Do not miss this opportunity to talk to experts on composite manufacturing, lightweight and sustainable electric vehicle components. You will find CANOE in HALL 6 / F73 and AIMEN in HALL 5 / F94.