The weight of a vehicle is of increasing importance especially in view of the electric mobility. The cruising range of future electric cars needs improving, at the same time energy consumption shall be reduced. Only by intelligent engineering will it be possible to replace component parts of steel or aluminium by fibre-reinforced composites thus reducing the vehicle weight without any loss of stability.
Even vehicles with combustion engines profit from the lightweight technology by saving energy and material resources.
Material: carbon fabric, glass fabric, tubular fabric, UD layers
Advantage: no cutting, firm selvedge, seamless sleeves
Process: hand lay-up, vacuum infusion, compression method, pultrusion, winding