The purpose of the UL4C project was to connect the potentials of existing research and development institutions with the industrial environment and with development teams in industry in the project region. The project was born on the basis of global and regional needs and the initiative of the partners involved, who saw the project as a research and development challenge, a business opportunity and, last but not least, a contribution to sustainable mobility. The aim of the project was to investigate combinations of composite materials, their suitability for structured lightweight structures and to develop technologies for the economical fabrication of high-load structural parts. As part of the project, combinations of composite materials made of aluminum and plastic reinforced with carbon fiber (CFK) or natural fiber (NFK) were examined. Their special suitability for the construction of light vehicles (for high-load structural elements) was determined. Developed technologies and components have been tested on light electric vehicles, where the use of light constructions and materials is very important for the optimal use of propulsion electricity stored in batteries and other sources. In this way, the project makes an important contribution to sustainable and harmonious development in the region and beyond.
Project partners: Oprema Ravne d.o.o., FH Kärnten Vocational College in Villach and Wood Carinthian Competence Center (W3C) in Sankt Veit an der Glan.