Flexcrash aims to develop a flexible and hybrid manufacturing technology to enhance weight reduction and crash resistance by locally reinforcing the critical areas for a crash event, creating structures that are safer and lighter compared to current solutions.
The project promotes a wide usage of the advanced materials and manufacturing solutions to build a new generation of crash-tolerant structures with outstanding performance under a wide range of impact angles and unexpected crash conditions.
Frontal crashes accounts for the 70% of total car collisions. Therefore, Flexcrash solutions are focused on a front-end structure. However, these solutions can be transferred to a wide range of safety-related structures in other locations of the vehicles where the risk of passenger’s injuries is high.
Flexcrash’s technology contributes to directly reduce the fatalities risks in road crashes, but also reducing CO2 emissions coming from the direct contribution of the lightweighting of car body parts, and from the simplification of the entire supply chain.