Carbon composites increase the performance of today's and tomorrow's mobility. Ultra lightweight and sustainable materials open up completely new options in the motorsports industry, but also in automotive interior design of luxury cars.
The automotive industry is going through an important development phase to address major issues concerning users as well as the environment. One of the biggest challenges for future mobility is to reduce the weight of automobiles to reduce fuel consumption. In motorsports, this can be achieved by carbon door hinges, structural brackets, racing mirror mounts or even spoiler legs and motorsport aero winglets made of composites. Lightweighting vehicles also has another positive impact: it decreases the tyre degradation while increasing the vehicle dynamics.
The starting position was an existing series production automotive bracket. We developed a high-performance metal alloy substitution with additive manufactured industry-grade composite material using continuous carbon fiber and PA12.
The engine torque bracket sustains high repeated mechanical loads over lifetime. This lightweight but extremely durable part was manufactured in collaboration with Setforge, Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, using 9T Labs Additive Fusion and the EPITHER process.
Our 3D printed carbon parts - with the additive fusion solution finishing - have ideal material properties. Not only were we able to cut down on the entire production costs, but we also succeeded in lowering the part weight by astonishing 67%.
Our Red Series Additive Fusion Solution leverages the latest developments in automation technology, software and materials to make performance parts easily accessible at affordable cost.
860 parts per annum with our Red Series Additive Fusion Solution
47% reduced CO2 emissions over lifetime through very high material efficiency
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