LCC – Lightweight Competence Center – AIC – Automotive Intelligence Center

LCC – Lightweight Competence Center

A reference in the development of multimaterial manufacturing technologies
The Lightweight Competence Center aims to be a reference in the development of multimaterial manufacturing technologies for the automotive industry.

Domain areas

The Center includes three distinctive areas to tackle lightweight strategic projects:
  • Material characterization: Advanced materials and product characterization.
  • Product design & analysis: New and advanced materials-focused design and analysis.
  • Tooling: Tooling and other elements: dies, cooling-heating systems, etc.
  • Manufacturing: Short series and prototype manufacturing and post-processing.
  • Joining technologies: Lightweight and advanced multimaterial joining technologies.


The Composite Area includes a reinforced polymer characterization system, a preform cutting table, a Sheet Molding Compound cell and a post-precessing center. The Aluminum Area consists of a two-in-one melting and maintenance furnace, a hydraulic press, a component extraction system and a cooling tank. The HSS Area includes a servo-actuated press allowing to program the position, speed and travel curves of the press to carry out different manufacturing processes, such as, special-blanking and multispeed manufacturing.

Integral services

  • Industrial Company project
  • Collaborative R&D project
  • Added value services: Training and Competitive Inteligence
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