Review: Wood in modern vehicle construction Potentials, challenges and progress of the project HAMMER
Pages: 44 - 49
Sustainable materials that can be produced, processed and used with little negative impact on the environment have increasingly come into focus of the public, politics and industry. Wood, one of the oldest working materials, fulfills the many of requirements of these “modern” materials. For this reason, wood should be used increasingly. But besides being sustainable, a material must also have all the necessary requirements for todays technical appliances which not only include its mechanical performance, but also a high reliability, processing compatibility and reproducibility. The project HAMMER aims to enable the application of this natural material in high-tech products such as vehicles. Necessary steps on the way to producing wood-based construction parts for vehicles are: the production and characterization of wood-based multi-material systems, the development of a compatible joining strategy, the creation of repair and recycling concepts and the development of concepts which enable the integration of wood-based construction elements into the vehicle production process.