Tag Archives | lightweighting

Carbon Fibre - the logical material for body-in-white

How long will the Auto industry hang onto steel and aluminium?

As far back as May 2009 Martin Goede, coordinator of the EU’s ‘SuperLight-Car’ project predicted that the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions would be the most important challenges facing the automotive industry in the future. “One way to reduce consumption is by reducing a car’s weight,” he added. Penalties for excess emissions have […]

Continue Reading
Spanio GTA uses Graphene

Graphene the wonder-material of the future.

The secret to the material’s extraordinary strength lies in the robustness of the covalent carbon-carbon bond and the fact that the one atom thick graphene monolayers can be produced defect-free. Essentially all materials contain defects, such as microscopic cracks or scratches, which are “weaker” than surrounding material. As a result, the breaking stress of a […]

Continue Reading
UA-72741985-1