21 March 2011
21 March 2011
Working in partnership with Huntsman Advanced Materials, the National Institute of Applied Science and Paul Sabatier University have designed and manufactured a lightweight, energy efficient vehicle.
The TIM 05 demonstrates the possibilities of making a vehicle using environmentally sustainable components, weighing just 27kg and running on bio-ethanol fuel.
To maximise its performance and achieve the best power-to-weight ratio, the students and professors involved in the project decided to use composite materials in designing the TIM 05.
The body, made of a sandwich of polystyrene and silk reinforced with carbon, and the chassis, made from unidirectional carbon and foam laminate are laminated by hand lay-up process with Araldite LY 5052 / Aradur 5052. This low viscosity epoxy resin was selected for its handling behaviour, mechanical and dynamic properties. Araldite 2011, a two component epoxy adhesive was also used to bond many other details on the vehicle.
In the Shell Eco-marathon 2010, the TIM 05 was awarded the Technical Innovation prize and as a result of covering 3350km per litre of fuel, set a world record for a vehicle running on bio-ethanol.
New at Advanced Engineering 2018 will be the Rösler 'plug and play' RMO trough machine, a compact, mobile and versatile system for finishing both plastic and metal parts, including AM/3D printed.
The winning bonnet of Farécla Products’ first Apprentice & Student Bonnet Painting Competition will be on display at the company’s Advanced Engineering 2018 stand at an award ceremony on Wednesday 31 October at 12:30 pm.
Evonik will present ROHACELL Triple F, a new structural foam for large-quantity series production, at Advanced Engineering 2018.