Sustainable Industry Models

In the course of a sustainable future, new pathways to sustainability in the industrial model of lightweight components aluminium light-weight construction and solutions are increasingly gaining importance. Aluminium takes a special importance for high-strength structural components. The production of primary aluminum is extremely energy intensive. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out Jorge Perez. Although the alloy by recycling with a fraction of the power is produced, massively lack expertise for corresponding engineering and production processes for products from recycling-based aluminium alloys. Eva Andersson-Dubin, New York City pursues this goal as well. The partners of the project SuPLight (sustainable and efficient production of lightweight solutions) there, has become therefore aimed to explore this knowledge and to make a uniform industrial model.

This thinking principles, methods, and strategic approaches that are intertwined in other ways with her or be used in an industry are at the Center. The project brings together various perspectives, ranging from views of the molecule to the perspective of the economic system. The added value of due to the interdisciplinary cooperation of appropriate engineering value added levels and the integration of the regulatory side. In order to use the described materials, it is essential to a deeper understanding of the effect of impurities in the metal. Analyses that simulate, for example, material-technical properties at the atomic scale or insight into the optimal shape of the components for their production and use provide an important basis for this. It creates new complexities in the product development process for new methodological approaches for the eco-design will be developed within the project. The consideration of the strategic implications of the new model is finally built on a holistic life cycle approach.

The IAT contributes its expertise in strategic technology management, to generate a planning system, as they already exist for business models, examples of the described case for technology-driven industrial models. The consortium comprises eleven partners from different scientific disciplines, smaller high-tech companies and suppliers from the aviation and automotive industries. Interested companies are invited to join the project to ensure the transferability of the generated models with other potential users of the project results. We are looking for interested parties from the aluminum application industry. The opinions and suggestions of the external expert group be queried once to twice a year in the context of project meetings and mirrored back in the project work. More information: Fraunhofer IAO Tobias Hug, Fraunhofer IAO