Carbon composite wheel

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Carbon composite wheel – SPE Automotive finalist 

  • SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition 2015 finalist – Category: Materials
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford Mustang Shelby sports car
  • Tier Supplier/Processor: Carbon Revolution
  • Material Supplier / Toolmaker: not stated / Carbon Revolution
  • Material / Process: carbon fiber-reinforced composite /resin transfer molding
  • Description: This is the first high-volume OEM carbon composite wheel designed to meet all OEM requirements and quality standards, and produced and sold with full warranty coverage. The one-piece wheel is molded by resin transfer molding over a dry carbon fiber preform, then fully infused with a proprietary resin. Hollow core spokes are designed to provide maximum wheel stiffness, and aluminum lug seats and backer plate sandwich the carbon composite structure for a robust joint. An embedded RFID chip in the spoke allows manufacturing and quality history for each wheel to be tracked. Weight and rotational inertia are significantly
    reduced.
Carbon composite wheel

Carbon composite wheel (source: SPE)

 

 

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