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Robust injection moulding of automotive components with low environmental impact

Injection moulding offers fantastic possibilities to manufacture innovative and environmentally friendly products. However, it can sometimes be difficult to manufacture components with the desired surface finish (texture and gloss), and when bio-based or recycled plastics are used it is even more difficult to obtain components with the desired surface finish. Research activities within this area are therefore needed to improve the knowledge about design and manufacture of injection moulded automotive components with high quality and low environmental impact. An improved knowledge within this area will contribute to an improved competitiveness of the Swedish automotive industry. The project consists of 4 work packages. The first work package deals with administration and the last work package deals with utilization of the project results. The other two work packages, which constitute the core of the project, deals with simulation and environmentally friendly production.

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