01 October 2007
01 October 2007
Material, the Belgian filament winding specialist, has become official technology partner for the Belgian Umicore Solar Race Team, which will participate in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge across Australia at the end of the month.
Material designed and manufactured an ultra lightweight carbon fibre composite steering rod for the team's solar racecar. The filament wound steering rod will reduce the weight of the car by more than 200 grams. Weight reduction is one of the key factors to minimize the loss of energy. Every gram counts.
The no-noise, zero-emission car will participate in the 2007 Panasonic World Solar Challenge across Australia on October 21-28, 2007. The race, in fact the world championship for solar cars, is a 3000 km journey from tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory, to Adelaide in South Australia. It's an energy efficiency challenge, all about creating a balance between sustainable speed and endurance, energy management and strategic planning.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.
UK company Codem Composites has provided key bodywork components to support the F1 team Sahara Force India.