The aim of CARpenTiER is the development of production technologies for wood-based hybrid constructions in automotive, systems and mechanical engineering. Applications include hybrid structures made of laminated wood, plywood or strand materials, which can be reinforced with natural fibres. In previous research activities of the consortium, various demonstrators for the mobility sector in multi-material mixed construction have been successfully developed. The results show that 10 to 40% of the dead weight can be saved by using wood-based materials without losing performance. In future this can make a positive contribution to climate goals, as weight reduction has the highest impact on avoiding greenhouse gas emissions.
CARpenTiER will enable a virtual representation of real processes and thus automate human knowledge in individual material processing. In addition to material mastery, an increase in technical efficiency and yield is expected. In addition to these advantages, CARpenTiER will also offer possibilities for material and process documentation, process optimization and quality assurance. The creation of digital twins, both at process and component level, is also expected to lead to significant progress in the field of finite element modelling. CARpenTiER is thus the consistent continuation of the knowledge-based engineering of wood-based hybrid components by means of material simulation, which was started with the WoodC.A.R. research project. In addition to the technical design, predictability and calculability of wood-based hybrid components, production processes should now also be made predictable and controllable. Furthermore, suitable methods for forming, coating, joining, gluing and modifying are to be found and adapted or developed in the field of process engineering.