The entire industry is currently undergoing enormous change and progress, especially in the field of electro mobility. Electric vehicles (EV) do not use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) – that opens the opportunity for completely new vehicle concepts. The elimination of the ICE has the power to change the entire car body structure, to think different and to find creative and beneficial solutions. There is no longer any need to consider the resonances of the combustion engine. In some cases, this opens up completely new possibilities in lightweight design: The industry is able to significantly lighten an instrument panel support by utilizing fiber composites without the need of the previous need of the absorption mass of a steel structure to avoid resonances from the ICE.
New opportunities are also emerging in the “drivetrain”. Increasing the electric motor’s efficiency is the goal to extend ranges. A highly rigid CFRP retaining sleeve prevents the expansion of the rotor by centripetal forces or/and thermal extension during the use. With this design clue the air gap between rotor and stator narrows down to a minimum. Friction and especially electromagnetic losses decrease to a minimum.
With its many years of composite expertise, also in the area of automotive serial production, AVANCO Composite is the right partner for the development and industrialization of CFRP retaining sleeves, rotor cans and other load-distribution structures in the car body design. We deliver sustainable and creative solutions for your application.