Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors

CARBODIN will improve car body shell manufacture by exploring the possibilities offered by composite materials.


CARBODIN advocates for a modular tooling to manufacture a wide range of parts of varying size. In addition, the proposed process will combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. Besides, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes.

Composite materials will also be the core idea for cost-efficient doors with reduced LCC. The creation of modular tooling combined with 3D technology will enable the production of lighter doors with enhanced thermal and acoustic properties in the door and its vicinity.

CARBODIN will facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality. This will be complemented by innovative manufacturing tools for interior components. Other strategies for improving cost-effectiveness of manufacturing processes such as the integration of low-volt circuits in panels will be also explored. 

CARBODIN also aims at improving the performance of the future HMI system through a European survey to identify key interactions such as drivers’ gestures or voices.

CARBODIN will benefit from a strong multidisciplinary consortium, made of 14 partners from 7 countries, committed to the mentioned actions towards maximisation of the project’s impact.

Facts and Figures

  • Topic: Advanced Car body shells for railways and light material and innovative doors and train modularity
  • EU Contributions: 3.5 m€
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Project start date: 01/12/2019
  • Project end date: 30/11/2021
  • Partners: 14 partners from 7 countries
  • Project coordinator: FUNDACIO EURECAT
  • H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
  • Grant agreement n° 881814

Project structure

WP NumberWP TitleLead beneficiary
WP1New tooling for composite car body manufacturing
WP2Car body Structural Health Monitoring
Systems for Composites and Metal-Composite Interfaces
WP3Process automation concepts for Composite Car body ManufacturingASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
WP4Process integrating joint concepts & modular concepts for Composite Car body ManufacturingASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
WP5New tooling for Composite Door Leaves manufacturingMASATS SA
WP6Solutions for thermal and noise reduction in the neighbourhood of the doorDES ART SP. Z O. O.
WP7Accessibility to passenger trains (ramps, thresholds, gap filler)DICEA
WP8Modular Interior’s concepts and virtual immersive interior design configurator toolRHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
WP9New tooling for Composite interiors manufacturingFORSTER SYSTEM-MONTAGE-TECHNIKSMT GMBH
WP11Integrated low volt circuits in panelFUNDACIO EURECAT
WP12Impact boosting activitiesEURNEX e. V.


CARBODIN_S2R updates

At the railway transport week – SEMANA DEL TRANSPORTE FERROVIARIO– Laia Garriga from @Eurecat_news will present “Inteligencia artificial y robótica: búsqueda de la perfección en la producción, la inspección y la operación ferroviaria.” register: 👉🏻https://eventos.upm.es/57365

Read the #CARBODIN publication: “An initial acousto-ultrasonic experimental investigation of defects in composite specimens used in the transportation domain” from the authors: Theocharis Tsenis, Evangelos D. Spyrou, Vassilios Kappatos. @HitCerth https://www.jvejournals.com/article/21759

#Eurecat coordina el projecte @CARBODIN_S2R de @Shift2Rail_JU per impulsar trens més eficients econòmica i energèticament mitjançant la fabricació de motlles modulars per a carcasses de carrosseries i materials compòsits amb fibra de carboni

Thank you to all the partners for a very fruitful meeting the last two days. It was so nice to see you even if only digitally. @eurnex @Eurecat_news @RWTH_Academy @UphfOfficiel #vuz @SapienzaRoma @HitCerth @composites_a @MasatsRailway @aimenct @uic #CGRailway #desart #carbodin

Today we are having our consortium digital meeting with all partners. Here you see the @aimenct team #carbodin http://www.carbodin.eu #h2020, #shift2rail,

The impact of #COVID19 on #Rail. Earlier in April #EURNEX wrote an essay on the topic and now you can watch a great summary as a presentation. By @AlessioTardivo, Celestino Sánchez Martín and Armando Carrillo Zanuy. Link: http://www.eurnex.org/3d-flip-book/covid19_presentation/

It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay 💚🌍

#Rail is the only mode of transport to have almost continuously reduced its CO2 #emissions since 1990!

Take the #train & protect our planet!

#Shift2Rail #EUgreendeal #EUTransport

Still looking for that #postdoc position? Look no more
@UphfOfficiel #h2020, #shift2rail,#survey, #drivingcabin #train #railresearch #railsystems #doors, #carbody, #interiors, #PhD http://eurnex.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Postdoc-CARBODIN.pdf

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Project coordinator: Mr. Víctor García FUNDACIO EURECAT
Dissemination: Mr. Celestino Sánchez

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 881814 (CARBODIN)

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