Carbon composite to increase material use in sports cars
In a pioneering move, the designers at the Elemental Motor Company have utilised a manufacturing technique to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 track-focussed road car. Tailored Fibre Placement creates a cost effective, strong and tough solution where carbon fibre would previously have been ruled out on a cost and fragility basis. Recent developments by ZSK which improve the TFP production process now mean carbon composites can be us...
Composites poised for wider automotive use
It has been announced that German supplier ZSK has launched a series of innovations to an increasingly important carbon composite manufacturing technique, which will finally overcome the cost and productivity challenges that have held back wider use of the material until now.