Lightweighting automotive parts by CFIP technology

One application where CFIP has proven its lightweighting capabilities is in a car brake pedal. The pedal was manufactured by the integral joining of different parts, selecting the most efficient manufacturing method and material for each one according to the mechanical requirements in each zone, but also to costs and production targets. The figure below shows the pedal before the CFIP process, indicating the materials and processes used.

Revolutionizing carbon fibre reinforcement

Despite recent breakthroughs in 3D printing of composite materials, such as the ability touse chopped carbon fibre as a reinforcement for polymers and the revolutionary development ofdirectly printing continuous fibres, a gap remains within the 3D printing industry for a truly ground-breaking approach to fibre reinforcement.