Composites are more and more integrated various application industries. Today, they have a special place among the range of materials that engineers can select to develop new products and components. With new bonding techniques, allowing to combine metal and composite materials, new opportunities have emerged, enabling to choose the right material for the right use, and making the industries development a composition of materials and technologies.
The various types of technologies, from thermoplastics to thermosets, from glass fiber to carbon fiber and with the added value of high-tech simulation, optimization and production techniques, composites are offering and will offer a broad arena of applications.
The mostly considered benefits are:
High strenght–to–weight ratio
Strength & Stiffness
Design Freedom, Aesthetics & Flexibility
Part count Reduction & Functions Integration
Electromagnetic wave transparency
Non-conductive of electricity
Fire resistance, low smoke emission and low toxicity
Hybridization & bonding with other materials
Fuel storage of hydrogen- & LPG-powered vehicles
Battery housing & integration on electric/hybrid vehicles
Resistance & Resilience