The cooperative research project LehoMit-Hybrid has been decorated with the JEC Innovation Award 2020
20 May, 2020

LehoMit-Hybrid aims on innovative cost-efficient structural hybrid thermoplastic automotive body component suitable for high volume production, introducible prior to cathodic dip coating with respective joining technology.

A high-performance automotive center tunnel for a Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman is manufactured in a multi-material design by the combination of glass and carbon fiber tapes, metal inserts and thermoplastic polymers using a cost efficient injection molding process. The hybrid center tunnel features significant weight savings, low machine and tool invest and highly flexible production for novel automotive body applications. The key feature is the component introduction during the standard built up of the body in white, thus enabling an unchanged automotive paint and assembly process .

INVENT’s contribution ranges from engineering to manufacturing of the mock-up.