Case Study- Carbon Fiber Parts

Why CFRP for BIW Replacements?
» Light weight and ability to form skin thicknesses from 0.8 mm (typical 1.25 mm thk.)
» Customization of strength, stiffness and weight.
» Can be combined with other materials like Kevlar to offer greater impact protection.
» Can be painted and lacquered easily to Class A surface finish.

CFRP- Bonnet assembly
» Light weight (almost 40% lighter than existing metal bonnets).
» Significantly shorter development time 2 weeks against 6-8 weeks
» Prototype project cost of less than 25% against existing bonnet development cost.

Car Bonnet
Sports Car-Gall away door
Motor Mounting Bracket