06 March 2018
06 March 2018
Mass Reduction for Mass Production: High Volume Manufacturing of CFRP, a paper co-presented by Felix Diebold, Development Lightweight Design, Audi, and Martin Reimers, Market Manager Composites, Dow Automotive Systems, will be given on 7 March (10 am) during JEC World 2018.
The paper details the development and mass production of a CFRP rear wall structure for the new Audi A8. The component was developed by Audi in collaboration with Voith Composites, Dow Automotive Systems and Zoltek. The CFRP technology was made possible through several factors:
The CFRP rear wall structure of the new Audi A8 – that can be viewed at Hall 5, Stand E42 – weighs 50% less than the previous generation, significantly increases torsional rigidity of the total vehicle and optimises driving and handling characteristics.
Photo provided by Dow
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
A skateboard, architectural panels and a rigid roof for boats, all built using Chomarat composite reinforcements, will be on display at CAMX 2018.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.