Carbon Fibre Composites (CFC) have been increasingly replacing metals in products requiring lightweight features.
However, due to the traditional manufacturing process and poor thermal conductivity, the use of CFC has been limited to
structural applications. For example, the casings for batteries, electrical motors, and power electronics are typically
manufactured entirely in aluminium because they require to dissipate heat efficiently. The result of using pure aluminium
is a heavier and less cost-effective solution than using pure CFC. The vision of MULTHEM is to use the different benefits
from metals and CFC materials to develop and validate new reliable additively manufactured processes and new metal-polymer
multi-materials with structural and cooling features with a more cost-effective approach than traditional methods.
Carbon Fibre Composite (CFC) is used in construction and manufacturing. They are known for their lightweight and high strength-to-weight ratio, making them ideal for use in aircraft, satellites, and sporting goods.
Weight reduction refers to the process of decreasing the weight of an object or system, often by removing excess material or
improving its design. This can be done to improve efficiency, performance, and reduce costs.
Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Integration of both these
domains can create wide variety of materials for new and innovative applications.