Carbon fibre wheel prototypes
Resin transfer moulding is a low-pressure moulding process, where a mixed resin and a catalyst are injected into a closed mould containing a fibre pack or preform. The EU-funded project WELTMAP is utilising the process to develop a lightweight carbon-fibre wheel for aircrafts. Project activities include development of the resin transfer moulding machine, collection of lifecycle inventory data, selection of the fibre lay-up process, and manufacturing and testing of the composite wheel prototype. The end result will be a composite wheel that is significantly lighter than state-of-the-art aluminium wheels.
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