Multi-material design in new dimensions
METAHYBRID is a technology-based innovation platform from AUTOMOTEAM for the development and production of application-specific, multifunctional material hybrids based on new and conventional technological possibilities.
The most modern technologies METAKER® Surface and OPENPORE Light Metals are changing the imagination of the constructional, functional and economic potentials of light metals and light metal based hybrid parts.
A unique material system consisting of polymers and massive as well as novel porous or selectively partially porous light metals with their unchanged or modified material properties opens up many new potentials in multifunctionality, resilience, availability, material compatibility, weight, installation space, resource consumption and cost-effectiveness of products.
New design principles make a significant contribution to cost reduction, functional improvement and weight reduction. New synergies with conventional technologies and with modern nanotechnologies, smart materials or additive manufacturing offer enormous potential for innovation development.
Now it is possible to rethink and reshape - often in a hitherto impossible way.
The picture above left shows an example of the possible material combinations. The picture on the top right shows a media-tight, force- and form-locking, adjustable in its properties METAHYBRID composite part, manufactured by injection molding of polymer and metal insert made of open-pored cast aluminum.
Technological performance clusters