This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement.

Powdertech Surface Science recognised the need for a dissimilar material joining technology and secured a £1.3 million grant under the EU Framework 7 funding for a 24 month project.

Powdertech, along with the project partners, have developed a novel and innovative production process that has allowed on demand contact curing at low temperature, eliminating the need for an intensive oven cure adhesive, benefiting the end-user with a lower manufacturing carbon footprint and potential fuel savings through selection of lighter materials. The project was completed in 2015 with the technology at TRL4.

Project partners include: Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Prodrive, Valspar, Da Lio, Resoltech, PRA, Fraunhofer and SMW Engineering.