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Diffusible H measurement on sheet metal components, without sample preparation
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UN Sustainable Development Goals(SDG)
This innovation contributes to the following SDG(s)
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

The UN explains: "Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential.

Transitioning the global economy towards clean and sustainable sources of energy is one of our greatest challenges in the coming decades. Sustainable energy is an opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet."

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

The UN explains: "Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure."

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The UN explains: "The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more."

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The UN explains: "Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

The EU-funded Research Project
This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project FormPlanet with an end date of 31/12/2021
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Description of Project FormPlanet
FormPlanet addresses processability and part performance in the sheet metal manufacturing sector. The sector faces new challenges related to the manufacture of high performance parts with new high strength materials. Such high strength makes them processing sensitive, so forming parameters and sheet properties must be assessed to assure 0-deffect production and part quality. Forming problems in processing sensitive materials are associated with unexpected defects that cannot be predicted at the product design stage using traditional experimental or computational approaches. The aim of FormPlanet is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials. New testing methodologies, and FE approaches to predict formability and part performance as well as monitoring and inspecting NDT will be developed and adapted to the sector needs. The potential of the novel approach will be proved by studying industrial demonstrators, selected to prove the solutions for relevant industrial problems for the all value chain, and to reduce cost and time-to market of materials and products. 9 industrial partners representing the sheet metalworking industry value chain will validate the approach. A solid, sustainable and simple organisational structure will be implemented for the future Test Bed service provision, based on experienced partners with strong business focus. The Test Bed FormPlanet time to market is estimated by the end of the project, when technical and business infrastructure and marketing strategy are implemented. Maximum impact will be ensured through well-balanced dissemination, standardarisation, communication, materials information management, stakeholders engagement and networking and by the exploitation of the Test Bed.

Innnovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 02/02/2022.
The unique id of this innovation in the European Commission's IT systems is: 105281