innovative composite design may replace aluminum chassis

Technical White Paper | Calfee DesignSteel, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber all attempt to achieve the above criteria, but differ from each ot

Automotive CFRP: Repair or replace? : CompositesWorldOn the small number of high-end autos on which carbon fiber composites already are used for body panels, those damaged hoods, deck lids/trunk lids, roofs, fenders and door panels are generally removed and replaced. Despite their cost, there is little economic incentive to attempt repairs on such parts, and this is unlikely to change in high-volume applications. However, as CFRP moves into more critical structural components on the chassis, it may not make sense to replace major ...

There has been a push for innovation in the aviation industry. Since ...It is arguable that repairing carbon fiber takes long periods of time because plastic composites have to mold and cure. However, this is not the case. In Boeing's article about the new 787 aircraft, they state that it "has been designed from the start with the capability to be repaired in exactly the same manner that airlines would repair an airplane today - with bolted repairs" [2]. This means that the aircraft can be repaired in the exact same way that a traditional aluminum plane would be ...

PLM software streamlines robotic cell development : CompositesWorldFASTCURVE and FASTTIP, part of FASTSUITE from CENIT (Stuttgart, Germany), have been used successfully by Hyde Group Holdings Ltd. (Cheshire, U.K.) to optimize composite wing manufacturing.

Composites repair : CompositesWorldAs more composite materials find a place on aircraft, boats, bridges and hundreds of other applications where part replacement is both difficult and expensive, OEM engineers are considering the repairability of structural and secondary composite components during the initial design phase of a project.

News Release Magna Brings Carbon Fiber Composites into ...14 Mar 2017 ... News Release Magna Brings Carbon Fiber composites into Vehicle Structure with innovative Subframe ... By replacing 45 steel parts with two molded and four metallic parts, the prototype subframe achieves a dramatic 87 percent reduction in the number of parts. ... "Collaboration is the key to success in designing lightweight components that can give our customers fuel economy improvements without compromising ride and handling, durability or safety. We must ...

Elasto-kinematics design of an innovative composite material ...24 Feb 2017 ... S. Xu et al.: Elasto-kinematics design of an innovative composite material suspension system. 13. Figure 2. Unloaded front CFRP beam. Figure 3. XAM (left), XAM 2.0 (right). Due to this, nearly all the other components apart from the CFRP beam have been made with machined aluminum alloy. For future mass production, some of those compo- nents can be replaced with stamped aluminum sheets or hol- low casted components with optimized structure design, so.

Innovative composite materials application in the design of seats ...5 Feb 2011 ... Alvino, Gerardo, "innovative composite materials application in the design of seats and interior parts" (2012). Electronic ...... of the original component; in fact the main purpose of the research is to replace the whole ..... Both aluminum and magnesium offer probability of weight reduction but only carbon fibers can guarantee to reach weight saving up to 50 % in the construction of body and chassis components. These improvements can bring up to 30 % reduction in fuel ...

Lightweight, heavy impact - McKinseyWhile steel played a very prominent role in the early years of aviation, it has been rapidly replaced by lighter materials. aluminum is currently the most important lightweight material in aviation (about 50 percent) mainly used in structural parts. ..... Alternatives, can not be combined. Conventional design (conventional lightweight). Exhibit 7 ultimately be needed to reach the expected CO2 targets beyond 2025 due to limitations in abatement potential of the other alternatives: By ...

Forged composites replace complex metal parts : CompositesWorld Gilles and Vincent Duqueine began their careers as composites mavericks by pioneering the use of a CFRP monocoque body/chassis in place of previous tubular frame designs in Formula 3 (F3) open-wheeled racecars. Although they parted ways in the 1980s, both continued as innovators in composites manufacturing, ultimately putting together vastly different enterprises. Vincent formed Carbone Forgé (Lentilly, France), which focuses on high-pressure molding of ...

Innovative Composite Design May Replace Aluminum Chassis ..."Carbon composites are obviously more expensive than aluminum on a pure cost-per-unit-weight basis," says ATR's head of composite structures development Claudio Santoni, a chassis specialist who previously designed aluminum space frame chasses for Ferrari passenger cars. "But the design is cost-effective when compared to an aluminum chassis, because of the integration of so many different functions and characteristics lower weight, crashworthiness, dimensional ...

Advanced Technologies for Design and Fabrication of Composite ...innovative composite design solutions. But these advantages often cannot be realized without novel ... replacing traditional materials like steel, aluminum, and cast iron. In this paper, a new composite ... Advanced Technologies for design and Fabrication of composite Automotive Components. Page | 2 operations stemming from the steel or casting industries. design Overview. The design of modern vehicle structures is driven by many competing criteria, such as improved safety.

Focus on Design: Composite Engine Subframe a Popular Option on ...Like the metal subframe, it had to fit into a small space (because engine mounting points could not be moved) and withstand engine temperatures that can reach 116°C/241°F. Clearly visible when viewing the engine, the composite frame also needed aesthetic appeal. Carbon/epoxy was selected for the part because of its low density and fiber-dominated axial mechanical properties. composite design flexibility was equally important both for aesthetics and to achieve maximum ...

Innovative composite materials application in the design of seats ...14 Sep 2012 ... Alvino, Gerardo, "innovative composite materials application in the design of seats and interior parts" (2012). Electronic ...... of the original component; in fact the main purpose of the research is to replace the whole ..... Both aluminum and magnesium offer probability of weight reduction but only carbon fibers can guarantee to reach weight saving up to 50 % in the construction of body and chassis components. These improvements can bring up to 30 % reduction in fuel ...

F1-inspired MonoCell: Racing safety for the road : CompositesWorldHis background is in the Italian automotive composite industry where, as the head of composites Structures Development at ATR Group (Colonnella, Italy), he directed the development of ATR's pioneering approach to a prototype all-carbon composite road car chassis (see innovative composite design may replace aluminum chassis, under "Editor's Picks," at right). Although Santoni's history and the fact that McLaren has carbon composites in its DNA might testify otherwise, Santoni ...

New Lightweight Trailer Delivers Heavy-duty Performance ...Side panels were designed for vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM). The modeling confirmed that the trailer's chassis and superstructure could be constructed with enough structural rigidity, strength and toughness using fiberglass and vinyl ester resin, without the need for carbon fiber reinforcement. At first glance, the composite design resembles a conventional steel or aluminum trailer. Two main pultruded chassis frame rails run the length of the trailer (13.6m/44 ft in the ...

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