LIFE financial instrument of the European Commission

This project receives the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Commission

The LIFE CRAL project phases

The LIFE CRAL goals will be achieved through a systematic and structured approach focused on the following milestones:

  1. Accurate selection of the materials and fine design of the Pilot-SSM line according to the results of trial tests performed on a small scale laboratory casting machine;
  2. Installation, start up, fine tuning and final validation of the Pilot-SSM line through the production and testing of demonstrative 1:1 scale automotive braking system components;
  3. System integration of the novel components in vehicles followed by on-road tests (at least 1000 km).
  4. Comprehensive evaluation of the environmental impact of the CRAL process via life-cycle assessment methods in order to meet EC Policies.