The automotive industry plays a fundamental role in the use and development of materials, both conventional and innovative. Lightweight vehicles improve both emissions and performance. This article – published in june issue of the magazine – presents a number of challenges for Automotive Suppliers related to new materials and the future road vehicles. In the future, the possibilities of using composite materials will be considerable, both for automated and connected vehicles, for vehicles with low or zero emissions, and for new vehicles (quadricycles) for car sharing.
Leggerezza, versatilità, estetica: il focus si sposta sul comfort e l’auto del futuro diventa uno spazio per vivere e lavorare. Covestro vuole andare incontro a queste richieste dell’industria automobilistica con la ricerca sui materiali.
Carbonform is an agreement between three companies from Abruzzo that aims to mass-produce carbon fibre components for the automotive industry. The network contract for the development of ‘press forming’ technologies – through the conversion to compression molding of carbon fiber parts of a production plant that previously processed metal – was signed a few days ago by ACS – Advanced Composites Solutions, Susta and U.Form.
Successful development of a lightweight thermoset based on renewable and regional raw materials. This article – published in the March issue of Compositi Magazine – talks about plastics for a green future.
The chassis patented by BMW is similar to that of the supersport S1000RR. The innovation lies in the composition of composite panels from different materials (carbon fiber, aramid and synthetic composite) that are screwed to the structure to change the resistance
The biennial agreement was renewed between the racing team of the university, Unibo Motorsport, and the Ducati Foundation. thanks to the sponsorship and technical support of Ducati, strengthens the partnership that allows the team of the University of Bologna to give students innovative training courses and to carry on the Unibo Motostudent project on the track, in international races, with an electric motorbike designed by the students
The Badger camper is a new line of campers offered by GEO-cab that installs directly to the source vehicle, even a smaller truck or SUV. Thanks to carbon fiber construction inside and out, the Badger is at the same time lightweight and strong, and don’t add a significant amount of mass to their donor vehicles
Il corso di perfezionamento in “Ingegneria dei Materiali Compositi” organizzato dall’Università Politecnica delle Marche giunge alla terza edizione. Il corso, che avrà una durata di 120 ore e conferirà 12 CFU, si propone di fornire le nozioni necessarie per affrontare tutti gli aspetti inerenti il mondo dei compositi, partendo dalle fasi costituenti i compositi fino alla caratterizzazione del componente finito.
Bcomp, Swiss sustainable lightweighting specialist, will provide its natural fiber composite solutions for the nine cars Spark Odyssey all-electric SUVs competing in the inaugural season of the Extreme E Championship. This is an FIA-sanctioned international off-road racing series that seeks to highlight the impact of climate change while promoting sustainability and the adoption of electric vehicles.
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a structural battery that achieves ten times better performance than all previous versions. It is made of carbon fiber which at the same time plays the role of electrode, conductor, and carrier material. The latest research paves the way for essentially no-mass energy storage in vehicles and other technologies.