ALLEGRO High-performance aluminium alloy components

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Aluminium and aluminium alloys have been important construction materials for decades and are indispensable, for example, in the field of aircraft construction. The key to exploiting the full potential of lightweight aluminium is to increase the geometric and microstructural complexity of products. To date, however, this has not been technologically possible. The aim of the LOEWE research project ALLEGRO is to develop efficient new processes of integrated forming and heat treatment of aluminium wrought alloys
 based on transferable quantitative descriptions of the relevant interactions. The most significant challenge for the scientists in this endeavour is the
 investigation of the mechanisms that determine the properties of the aluminium alloys. This is the key to producing components that meet particular requirements with a higher local resolution, ultimately making it possible to produce lighter components with enhanced characteristics.

LOEWE Research Cluster


  • University of Kassel, Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines (lead management)
  • Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF Darmstadt
  • Institute for Materials Science Technical University Darmstadt  

Fields of study

  • Mechanical and production engineering
  • Materials science and materials engineering  

Funding period

since 2018

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Böhm, University of Kassel


  • Darmstadt
  • Kassel

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