HYBRID WHEEL

hybrid, composite-metallic automotive wheel made of dedicated textiles

15% LIGHTER

30% STIFFER

than lightest forged aluminum wheel

PATENT PENDING

P.420355     P.421931
P.424731
PCT/EP2018/066042

MARKET NEEDS

A cost-efficient unsprung mass reduction is anticipated by the automotive industry.

No major wheel weight reduction since the introduction of forged aluminum wheels in the early 1960s.

FORGED ALUMINUM WHEEL

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

WEIGHT

Max weight reduction for forged wheels has been reached. Negative impact on performance.

STIFFNESS

Forged aluminum wheels offer suboptimal stiffness. Negative impact on handling.

SOLUTION

Hybrid, composite-metallic automotive wheel made of dedicated textiles

Fibratech has developed a hybrid, composite-metallic automotive wheel made of dedicated textiles

 

Carbon fiber wheel offering at least 15% weight reduction and 30% higher stiffness compared to forged aluminum wheels.

15%

LIGHTER

30%

STIFFER

SOLUTION

CARBON FIBER WHEEL

Mass Reduction

15% wheel mass reduction resulting in better performance

Competitive Price

similar price range as forged aluminum wheels

Higher Stiffness

30% increase in stiffness resulting in better handling

Design Freedom

comparable to aluminum wheels