13 March 2018
13 March 2018
Chem-Trend is leveraging its advanced die cast and composite technologies to help automotive partners make electric vehicles and lightweighting for fuel efficiency a reality.
Using lighter components allows long range e-mobility and greater efficiency for electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and fuel cell cars. Lighter components are also relevant for high performance sports cars and fuel-efficient combustion engine cars for improved gas mileage.
“Composite materials are increasingly being considered for automotive applications to reduce the overall weight for vehicles, whether they are electric or traditional combustion engines," reports Amanda Pugh, Business Development Director - Rubber and Composites, Chem-Trend. "The main advantages are strength and lightweight along with flexibility in design.”
Chem-Trend’s Composites product line offers solutions designed for manufacturing several automotive composite parts focused on e-mobility and fuel efficiency:
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.
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.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.