Resource-efficient integration of multifunctional laser material processing methods in the process network for lightweight manufacturing.
Limiting global warming requires major efforts in business and society. Great potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from industrial production exists in the manufacture of metallic components. Intelligent lightweight construction applications can save resources in production as well as during the component's service life. Laser-based manufacturing processes are predestined for this, but their cross-industry, combined application is still pending.
The consortium is jointly dedicated to taking the necessary steps to bring the required innovations and technology to industry. To this end, laser-based manufacturing processes are being further developed, new manufacturing routes are being identified and the CO2 equivalents of the process chains are being investigated using sample components. The transition to an adaptive process network enables user-adapted weighting (component weight, CO2 emission, material consumption, ...) and thus the determination of optimized manufacturing routes. By deriving new design guidelines and software-based automation of the process network, technology transfer is enabled and made available to a larger user group in the long term.