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Radically innovative technology for efficient manufacturing of preforms for ceramic matrix composite (CMC) brake disks

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 ROLL-IT project word cloud

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Project "ROLL-IT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIALE EUROPA 2
postcode: 24040

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-08-01   to  2018-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    PETROCERAMICS SPA IT (STEZZANO) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Light-weight materials lead to a drastic weight reduction in vehicle components such as the braking system, improving fuel efficiency and vehicle performance. The low density of Carbon Matrix Composites materials makes them ideal for light weight braking systems. CMC brakes are 50% lighter than traditional cast iron discs and their adoption could save up to 25kg/car. They also reduce the braking distance by > 40%. However, they are very expensive. Their production cost (€500) and sales price (€700) is attributed to the multi-step batch production process that includes >7 manual steps done by specialized operators. That is why CMC brake discs accounting for only 1% of the global market. Product quality is also not guaranteed in the current manufacturing process because of inefficient control of the Carbon Fibre (CF) topology which is only achieved by hand or machine positioning. Through this innovation project, we will make CMC brake discs affordable for more customer segments while improving their quality. ROLL-IT is a fully automated process that combines advanced additive manufacturing techniques with traditional sheet molding to enable a continuous forming process of near-to-shape preforms for CMC brake disks, exploiting an affordable processing route on the same machine. ROLL-IT will enable control of the CF topology and that of the material properties that mainly affect the disc performance. CMC manufacturer will benefit from a 600% increase in throughput, 40% decrease in carbo fiber content, 50% reduction in productions costs and a 70% reduction in scrap whilst car owners will benefit from improved mechanical properties of the disc and enhanced safety through a 40% reduction in braking speed. This innovation project will play a significant role in advancing our commercialization strategy. We anticipate a high uptake of ROLL-IT which will boost our sales and elevate PETROCERAMICS from a start-up status to a fully-fledged company.

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