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
The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is organising the event Pultrusion – Innovations, Solutions and Trends at the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23 August.
Project 12 has collaborated with Total Composite Solutions (TCS), the UK partner of Microtex, on automotive OEM projects for bespoke carbon parts.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.