11 July 2011
11 July 2011
According to Oxeon, the 2011 Formula Student Competition has eight TeXtreme sponsored teams competing with TeXtreme reinforced race cars.
They say that through use of TeXtreme, the teams have been able to significantly reduce weight of various composite parts and, on average, most parts have benefited from a 30% weight saving with some saving 50-60%. Oxeon also explain that there has been an increase in the range and variety of components manufactured using TeXtreme, some of which include: nose, nose shell, side panels, side pods, underbody, motor hood, bottom plate, diffuser, chair, footrest, pedals, battery, battery management containers, wings, and monocoque.
Formula Student challenges university students from around the world to design and build a single-seat racing car. These cars are then put to test at Silverstone and Hockenheim circuits.
“TeXtreme Spread Tow Fabrics are used to make ultra light composites. So it is very pleasing to see that the teams have been able to significantly improve their cars and reduce weight of their composites parts. We are happy that TeXtreme is a contributing part of this development. The young engineers in the teams are very open to new innovative materials, eager to learn and they are the ones that will lead the composites development in the future. Therefore we feel supporting them with our unique Spread Tow Fabrics is quite obvious”, says Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon.
The competition is due to take place this week at Silverstone and between 2-7 August at Hockenheim.
The TeXtreme sponsored teams in the 2011 competitions are:
? Baltic Racing Team (University of Applied Sciences Stralsund, Germany)
? Chalmers Formula Student (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
? Clear River Racing (Karlstad University, Sweden)
? KA Racing (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
? Lions Racing Team (Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany)
? Raceyard Kiel (University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Germany)
? TU Fast Munich (Technical University Munich, Germany)
? TUW Racing (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)