Benefits of hybridization: Sustainable structural component with Class-A-Surface (reference part: roof Porsche 918)
Project F.O.R.C.E. (Fusionof Optimized Reinforcementsand Composite Evolution)aims at a sustainable structural component suitable for mass production, meeting highest demands in terms of Class-A surface finish. The combination of the two technologies Prepreg Compression Moulding (PCM) and Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) lead to a 300% stiffness improvement at the same weight, as well as 33% lower cost, compared to the current lightweight roof produced in Low Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding (LP-RTM) technology.
Project partners: Wethje Carbon Composites GmbH / Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composite GmbH
Project F.O.R.C.E. @ Composite Europe 2017 - 19-21 September 2017
Exhibitor: Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composite GmbH
Further KTM-Technologies projects shown at Composite Europe 2017:
Exhibition of a new generation of motorcycle skidplates made from carbon fibre (SMC technology) / Exhibitor: Wethje Carbon Composites GmbH
Exhibition of project R.A.C.E. including our unique CAVUS technology / Exhibitor: Institut für Flugzeugbau/ Universtität Stuttgart