Displaying items by tag: Lightweighthttp://neue-werkstoffe.euFri, 24 Jun 2016 12:25:34 +0200Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementde-deMore carbon fibre for carshttp://neue-werkstoffe.eu/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1506-more-carbon-fibre-for-carshttp://neue-werkstoffe.eu/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1506-more-carbon-fibre-for-carsMore carbon fibre for cars

More carbon fibre for cars

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In addition to being lightweight for gas efficiency, high-performance composite materials for the transport sector should have the potential to be used in fast manufacturing procedures. Presently, production volumes tend to be restricted to a few hundred or a few thousand products per year for aerospace or recreations automobile applications. A project changed that by developing two brand new high-volume materials for carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components for vehicles. The first developed system was advanced polyurethane (PU) thermoset matrix materials that showed improved mechanical overall performance and reduced period times whenever compared with the many frequently utilized epoxy matrix. Replacing this traditional matrix system with PU also enabled combining fast curing with high toughness and a large glass change temperature. Addition of nanoparticles in PU allowed further improvements in processing – reduced resin viscosity and effect kinetics – as well as in thermal and electric properties. Consortium partners built demonstrators making use of this brand new material in structural parts of a vehicle. These included the inner bonnet, rear seat back panel, and the B-pillar between the front door and the back home. Another breakthrough was to hybridise self-reinforced composites (SRCs) – polypropylene (PP) and polyamide – with carbon fibres. The task then followed a number of techniques to develop two SRC versions. In the very first instance, a little quantity of carbon fibres permitted SRC stiffness to increase without reducing toughness. In the 2nd instance, bigger quantities resulted in increased toughness, with rigidity remaining large. Reduced production times were accomplished through the thermoforming procedure.
The advanced materials produced outcome in quick cycle times, showing unique promise for cost-effective, higher-volume manufacturing of high-performance CFRP parts.

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  • Energy
  • Carbon
  • Fibre
  • Car
  • Lightweight
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    Alloys for automotive, wind and other applicationshttp://neue-werkstoffe.eu/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1488-alloys-for-automotive-wind-and-other-applicationshttp://neue-werkstoffe.eu/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1488-alloys-for-automotive-wind-and-other-applicationsAlloys for automotive, wind and other applications

    Alloys for automotive, wind and other applications

    ID: F1508-04

    Strong and metal that is lightweight metal alloy elements are cornerstones of items within the automotive, wind energy and construction sectors. Novel nano-reinforcements and casting that is improved will enhance item performance and industry sustainability. In transportation and energy, minimising fat reduces the work needed to go these products and so decreases energy usage and emissions. Within the construction sector, it facilitates more technical and taller structures which can be better to put in place. Lightweight alloys of aluminium (Al) or magnesium (Mg) are gaining interest, but there is a need to enhance their mechanical properties. One solution that is promising these with some sort of reinforcement. New alloys that are nano-reinforced well as eco-friendly casting processes are neccessary. The materials and processes will reduce fat by thirty percent, power use by 20 per cent and production costs by 10 percent while delivering an improved item, hence supplying a sustainable competitive boost. Technologies are showcased with four demonstrators. The nano-reinforcements play a critical part within the microstructure and technical properties regarding the finished item. To date, the group is promoting economical nano-reinforcements and it is minimising agglomeration for improved dispersion and distribution. The main focus is on industrially scalable processes and handling that is safe. Mg alloys will likely be produced by squeeze casting and Al alloys by hybrid low-pressure squeeze casting (LPSC). Both procedures are examined at laboratory scale. The team is moving forward on the groundwork for implementation in industrial pilot lines. Especially, the Al LPSC equipment has now been created. Analysis has identified needed modifications to a current high-pressure die casting line to enable Mg squeeze casting. The team has now planned the associated construction, construction and start-up. Finally, as power efficiency and reduction of materials use are important objectives, researchers have assessed tools that are potential methodologies with regards to their prepared life-cycle assessments and power optimisation. The project site is installed and operating, presenting all information regarding the research, including a continuous blast of news and occasions. The automotive, wind power and construction sectors demand very good and lightweight components.

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    • Metal
    • Alloy
    • Lightweight
    • Nano
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