|Our Italian partner ,Carbopress, has more than 20 years of experience
in automotive and aeronautical design.
Their R&D program focuson light weight parts, to improve structural performances and in parallel decrease production cost and production lead time.
They are constantly researching, evaluating and testing new materials and processes to provide high-performance solutions for our customers’ challenges.
Today they support our customers in the design of composites parts and tools for prototype, pre series and production series using the design tools :Catia V5 , ProE andCimatron.
And for FEA Simulation the following software : Hypermesh, Nastran and Abacus.
| Our partner, Carbopress, is able to develop complete chassis and body of electrical car with CFK Structural components.
They are operating press forming for small volume like aerodynamic underbody panel in carbon fiber.
C-SMC and class A press forming for safety critical parts with special surface coating.
And Hood Technology with forged CFRP press forming
The main achievement is to integrate the composite process into the car manufacturer supply chain and produced with CFK rapid prototyping parts with regular upgrade as required.
Balsa is a honeycomb cell shaped wood which, once dried and processed, becomes a natural structural core with unique properties.
Balsa trees grow in plantations in the coastal region of Ecuador, a unique area that allows balsa trees (OchromaPyramidale) to mature in 4 to 5 years, producing balsa wood with the right specific density and properties.
It has a high stiffness to weight and strength to weight ratios, which combined with other materials, results in light weight, high strength, thermal and sound insulated products.
End Grain Balsa has in consequence a very high Compressive strength ,measured at similar densities, than almost all other cores.
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It is already striking to consider that the overall weight of an Airbus A350 is made up by 52 % composites, 20 % Aluminium, 14 % Titanium, 7 % Steel and 7 % other materials. A considerable progress in the perpetual search for strength Vs. weight.
Another striking example lied in the UAV manufacturing where the overall composites weight reach easily 90 %.
The fuselage frame, the propellers, the Battery case, the payload support are all manufactured with composites.
In this industrial composite parts sector we are actively cooperating with the Russian base producer KB-ARHIPOV (Moscow).
They have a considerable track record in unidirectional nonwoven materials positioned exactly parallel to each other to offer exceptional mechanical properties.
Andalso in warp-knitted multiaxial fabrics , the optimal stable textile structure with outstanding physical mechanical properties where fibers are laid in various direction in layers , then bind by epoxy resin.