Automotive manufacturers are looking at lightweight materials to reduce fleet CO2 emissions and to improve ride and handling characteristics. Carbon composites are more and more used in automotive, especially in the body and chassis area. Suspension systems form a challenging environment due to the harsh conditions it has to operate in.
Fransiscó was asked to develop several lightweight concepts that:
- Show a substantial weight saving over conventional cast aluminium uprights
- Makes optimal use of the directional carbon fibre properties
- Can handle severe load conditions
- Can be manufactured at automotive scale
For more information about concept development and composite design please contact Fransiscó at: firstname.lastname@example.org