Carbon fiber winding of pressure vessels

Development of hydrogen pressure vessels with multiscale simulation

Hydrogen storage as an enabler for sustainable mobility Hardly any other technology brings engineers and environmentalists together faster than hydrogen/fuel cell propulsion. After all, the vision of emission-free energy generation and use seems obvious: Theoretically, hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis with renewable energies without […]

Additively manufactured roof frame with local carbon fiber reinforcement

To date, polymer-based additively manufactured structures have failed to gain a foothold in vehicle bodies due to inadequate mechanical characteristics. Now, Audi and CIKONI have presented an approach combining additive manufacturing with carbon fiber reinforcement based on a concept study. You can either review the […]

Kohlefaserbauteile bei Volvo: Composite-Leichtbau mit innovativen Design

Carbon Composites in Volvo’s Polestar 1: Avantgarde or Copy Cat?

Obviously, Geely’s acquisition of Volvo has not detracted the company from its innovativeness. On the contrary: From 2019 on, only electrified vehicles will be on offer. In addition to the drive technology, the company also relies on innovative lightweight design – at least in the […]