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Lightweight structural components

Main features

  • Weight Reduction.
  • Performance Optimizing.
  • Recyclability
  • Design to cost.
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Frontend Carrier

FUNCTION: The frontend carrier supports the frontend module, including fixings for the headlights, latch, radiator, motor fan unit, bumpers, etc.

ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCEPT:

  • High dimensional precision.
  • The composite frontend allows a better integration of functions and complex shapes.
  • It replaces the welded metal structures, reducing the number of sub-components.

Cockpit Carrier

FUNCTION: The cockpit carrier is a safety component which integrates functions such as the airbag anchoring, knee bolster fixings and fixing for mechanical and electronic equipment. This part acts as a support for the cockpit module and it is essential for the protection of the driver and the passenger.

ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCEPT:

  • The integration of the car cross beam means that the part contributes to the whole vehicle’s crash performance.
  • Complies with both European and American requirements: FMVSS208, EuroNCAP, USNCAP.
  • It allows a modular design with a structure usual to vehicles with the same platform and specific appearance.

Secondary Bulkhead

FUNCTION: The secondary bulkhead protects the passenger’s cabin from noise and engine heat. The engine noise and heat is as much as possible avoided through the optimal combination of lightweight materials and acoustic isolation.

ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCEPT:

  • Energy savings due to the encapsulation of the engine.
  • Increase of the cabin comfort.
  • Sound absorption through lightweight materials.

Spare Wheel Well

FUNCTION: The spare wheel well is the rear structural support for different components such as the spare wheel, jack, tool box, batteries, etc.

ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCEPT:

  • More flexible use of luggage rack.
  • Better corrosion and scratch resistance, as well as improved energy and noise absorption.
  • This composite concept integrates more functions than its metal equivalent, reducing vehicle assembly costs.

Battery Support – Water Box Support

FUNCTION: The composite battery box support as well as the water box support are high demanding structural parts in terms of mechanical and chemical properties. Both supports absorb all vibrations, while reducing the weight of metal solutions. High performance materials fulfill even the most demanding requirements of electric vehicles.

ADVANTAGES OF THE CONCEPT:

  • Vibration absorption.
  • Chemical and corrosion resistance.
  • Electrical isolation.
  • Reduction of sub-components.

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