Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors

Visit CARBODIN website:

Project information

  • Project website:
  • Acronym: CARBODIN
  • Topic: Advanced Car body shells for railways and light material and innovative doors and train modularity
  • EU Contributions: 3.5 m€
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Project start date: 01/12/2019
  • Project end date: 28/02/2022
  • Partners: 14 partners from 7 countries
  • Project coordinator: FUNDACIO EURECAT
  • H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
  • Grant agreement n° 881814

Project description

CARBODIN will improve car body shell manufacture by exploring the possibilities offered by composite materials.

CARBODIN advocates for a modular tooling to manufacture a wide range of parts of varying size. In addition, the proposed process will combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. Besides, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes.

Composite materials will also be the core idea for cost-efficient doors with reduced LCC. The creation of modular tooling combined with 3D technology will enable the production of lighter doors with enhanced thermal and acoustic properties in the door and its vicinity.

CARBODIN will facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality. This will be complemented by innovative manufacturing tools for interior components. Other strategies for improving cost-effectiveness of manufacturing processes such as the integration of low-volt circuits in panels will be also explored.

CARBODIN also aims at improving the performance of the future HMI system through a European survey to identify key interactions such as drivers’ gestures or voices.

CARBODIN will benefit from a strong multidisciplinary consortium, made of 14 partners from 7 countries, committed to the mentioned actions towards maximisation of the project’s impact.

Project structure

WP1 New tooling for composite car body manufacturing: Fundacio EURECAT
WP2 Car body Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Composites and Metal-Composite Interfaces: Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis
WP3 Process automation concepts for Composite Car body Manufacturing: Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste
WP4 Process integrating joint concepts & modular concepts for Composite Car body Manufacturing: Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste
WP5 New tooling for Composite Door Leaves manufacturing: Masats S.A.
WP6 Solutions for thermal and noise reduction in the neighbourhood of the door: DES ART Sp. z o.o.
WP7 Accessibility to passenger trains (ramps, thresholds, gap filler): DICEA
WP8 Modular Interior’s concepts and virtual immersive interior design configurator tool: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
WP9 New tooling for Composite interiors manufacturing: Forster System-Montage-Technik GmbH
WP10 Innovative Driving cabin: Université Polytechnique Hauts- de-France
WP11 Integrated low volt circuits in panel: Fundacio EURECAT
WP12 Impact boosting activities: EURNEX e. V.
WP13 Management: Fundacio EURECAT

Project consortium

Share this
Sunday 1 December 2019