FIBRATECH

ROADMAP

2021 2021
2020 2020
2019 2019
2018 2018
2017 2017

2021

PRODUCTION

 

The subject of project is development of a new product and method for production of ultralight car composite rim, which will allow easy scalability of production. Thanks to development of a unique material manufacturing technology, both the weight and the final price of the product will be characterized by high competitiveness in relation to similar solutions on the composite rims market. Fibratech plans to develop textiles made of carbon fiber, glass and aramid. By selecting the appropriate material manufacturing technology, based on the results of numerical calculations, it will be possible to ensure the transmission of forces in the rim structure according to force tensors, which are a superposition of selected load cases, simulating strength tests of automobile rims, compliant with the standards.

Tasks in the project will include:

  • designing of dedicated textiles for the needs of a composite car rim, characterized by reduced mass and low production cost,
  • modification of textiles and improvement of resins, which glass transition temperature should reach above 200 deg. C,
  • development of a production line allowing the serial production of composite vehicle rims,
  • product validation and production line operation, based on test results and target audience opinions based on the first test batches.

2020

INDUSTRIAL PROCESS PREPARATION PHASE

  • Starting Innomoto program

    The subject of project is development of a new product and method for production of ultralight car composite rim, which will allow easy scalability of production. Thanks to development of a unique material manufacturing technology, both the weight and the final price of the product will be characterized by high competitiveness in relation to similar solutions on the composite rims market. The total value of the project financed by National Center for Research and Development- Intelligent Development Operational Program for year 2014-2020 (POIR.01.02.00-00-0053/18) is 8 357 733,57 PLN (6 152 127,68 PLN support).

  • New version of wheel design (ver. 2)DONE

    Designing and building the new wheel geometry assuming production simplification.

  • Production line designDONE

    Preparing the first concept of the production line with the capacity of 50 000 wheels per year.

  • Production preparationDONE

    Simplifications of production methods steps.

2019

TESTING PHASE

 

  • DECEMBER 2019

    Achieving positive TUV SUD tests results



  • JANUARY 2019

    TUV SUD TEST CAMPAIGN

    Radial impact

    13 degree impact

    Radial fatigue

    Cornering fatigue

    Alternating torque

    Stiffness measurement


    DONE

2018

WHEEL PROTOTYPING & TESTING PHASE

 


  • DECEMBER 2018

    Building the first prototype


    DONE


  • SEPTEMBER 2018

    Building the mock- up of the composite wheel in RTM process


    DONE

2017

 VIRTUAL WHEEL PHASE

  • CAD modelsDONE

    Design of the carbon fiber wheel version 1 (ver.1).

  • Computational Analysis (CAE)DONE

    Final element models and analysis simulating fatigue and impact wheel tests.



SALE

Focus
Target 1
Implementation of production effectiveness minimum 15 pieces a day. This gives a production capacity of 5,000 pieces per year.

OEM

Focus
Target 2
Licensing of the complete product and production technology to tier 1 / aftermarket wheel manufacturers.

AFTERMARKET

Market check
Target 3
Production to early adopters premium brands.