A new carbon fibre composite system, developed by Axon Automotive Ltd, has won the JEC Innovation Award for Automotive this year in Paris.
Axon Automotive’s highly innovative new car frame uses internationally patented AxontexTM technology to manufacture very lightweight composite structural beams with high strength and stiffness.
During the JEC Europe 2012 Composites Show, Axon Automotive exhibited its completed city car, which has a complete body frame weighing just 50kg. In what will be one of the most innovative periods for the global automotive industry, development of light weight frames and structures will help to minimise fuel consumption and emissions, as well as extend the range of alternatively-fuelled vehicles.
Against this background Axon Automotive has developed a Body in Black (BiB) carbon fibre composite system which weighs 50kg for a city car and 80kg for medium saloon car. The benefit of this BiB system is that it provides the requisite stiffness and crash compliance, but allows external body panels of any desired material to be used, from steel to thermoplastics.
To find out more about Axon Automotive Ltd and its city car visit, www.axonautomotive.com.
For more information about AxontexTM technology, visit, www.axontex.com.