This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation under grant agreement No:723517
The project follows on from the successful LoCoLite project and the initial aim is to enable the patented HFQ® process to be used for the manufacture of lightweight, high strength body and chassis structures and components for low-cost vehicles by establishing a prototype, full scale production line supported by a supply chain encompassing raw material to end of life.
This will be the first low-cost technology in the world enabling manufacture of high-strength lightweight aluminium parts with low environmental impact.
Another goal for the project is to reduce the materials and manufacturing cost of the production process established in LoCoLite by introducing newly patented technological procedures. This low-cost HFQ® technology will initially enable mass production of aluminium car body and chassis structures which will achieve substantial improvements in energy efficiency, performance and travel range of low-end vehicles.