With the impending impact of energy-saving and emission-reduction policies on the traditional and emerging automobile markets, the concept of lightweight has become a hot topic in the auto industry. Many new car makers and traditional auto makers have optimized the structural design of their vehicles and adopted lightweight materials, improve the manufacturing process in full swing on the development schedule.
As one of the forerunners, K50, the first blade electric sports car with a large area of using the new type of carbon fiber composite materials in China, has taken the lead in the preparatory work for other similar domestic models. As the important technology partner of composite materials and the main supplier of carbon fiber parts and components, HRC has completed the delivery of the first batch of samples a few months ago. The two parties are fully cooperating with each other and are ready to launch new electric energy Boundless Blue Ocean car "siege slightly."
Good horses need to be equipped with good saddles
Qiantu Chairman Qun Lu has always stressed the future to create a good car, and his own "automotive engineer" origin is more determined the future in the selection of suppliers on the technology has more stringent requirements. And look at the field of domestic composites, at the same time both to achieve world-class level of research and development capabilities and mass production capacity of the supply of only a handful. To do anything, we must first of its profits.
As we all know, carbon fiber composite material is a kind of lightweight material with high strength, its anisotropic characteristics determine its excellent design flexibility. Product design R & D stage is to determine the basis of product quality, all performance can be achieved under the premise of HRC from the beginning of the material selection, material coverage analysis, the design of cutting diagram, part physical deformation CAE simulation analysis, laying Optimization and other stages of the stage are based on professional knowledge, customer demand-led goal, to provide the best solution to meet customer needs. At the same time, both parties have made many positive attempts during the project. For example, on the choice of pre-production process, HRC technical team provided comparative analysis of various plans and intended to provide the best prospects for the production of prototypes and batch production of the process line, taking into account the design, performance and requirements and cost control. The team also attaches great importance to product delivery time and quality, and actively solve the problem, pursuing perfect even for
HRC, as Asia's leading integrated solutions provider of composite materials, in addition to Spain's exclusive introduction of the world's leading representative of the RMCP (Rapid Multi Injection Process) mass production technology and equipment, but also on the technical soft power also ahead, located in Jerez, Spain and Changshu, China. In the meantime, equipment and other resources have been actively upgraded. Test equipment and production equipment such as pre-molded test presses have also been increased. The five-axis machining center, Placed in the first quarter. In addition, HRC and Europe's largest application of scientific research institutions - the Fraunhofer Institute directly under the Fraunhofer ICT together to build the first vehicle lightweighting as the main research direction of ACTC (Advanced Composite Materials Technology Center) will also be completed in 2018, will focus on the most advanced composite materials research and development equipment and technology, the introduction of world-class technical personnel, full service to Chinese enterprises to promote the car light project landing.
Dare to be pioneer advanced in manufacturing
Qiantu K50 electric car carbon fiber parts application covers all the outer cover of the car roof, doors, covers, fenders, bumper trim, a total of 29 parts, in the country pioneered the application of a wide range of body composite materials First. In recent years, BMW, Porsche, Chevrolet and other cars using carbon fiber is not new, and have entered the production stage. In contrast, domestic attempts to use carbon fiber appear to be relatively lagging and conservative. The K50 is the first mass-produced carbon fiber vehicle in China with an all-aluminum body frame and a carbon fiber body cover. The vehicle is equipped with a self-developed vehicle control system (VCU), rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and composite materials The three vehicle core lightweight technology, in a leading international level. Such a large-scale manufacturing and application of carbon fiber in new energy vehicles, the international year also has considerable advanced. The Qiantu K50 is the real start of the international standardization of China's automobile manufacturing.
It is worth mentioning is that HRC is Asia's only patented RMCP Technology, which is the only one in Asia authorized for rapid batch manufacturing of composite materials. This technology is the most advanced composite processing technology in the world and can ensure the consistency of product quality, will provide favorable conditions for the project to enter the climbing stage.
Traditional material innovation shall getting mature step by step
Whether it is steel, aluminum and other traditional materials, or graphene, ceramics, plant fiber and other emerging materials, in the process of constant emphasis on performance optimization, there will be a corresponding problem, and thus dominate the world dominated by a single material has ebbed, and future industry Materials tend to composite.
Carbon fiber reinforced composites are one of the most promising materials in emerging materials. According to a research report released by a consulting firm in China, the demand for carbon fiber in China will enter a period of rapid growth in the next few years. It is estimated that the demand for domestic carbon fiber will reach to 2020 25,000 tons, with an average annual growth rate of approximately 15.5%. The rise in demand in the industrial sector will be even more pronounced. At present, the application of traditional vehicle materials has been more flexible, carbon fiber composite chassis, battery packs, A, B and other attempts are not uncommon in the country, but to promote the industrial application of composite materials, the future K50 sports car is a prototype pioneer. HRC focus on R & D and manufacturing of carbon fiber products, and have the ability to quickly mass production, to maximize restore original design, serving the automotive industry.
K50 carbon fiber truck lid produced by HRC
Traditional cars and new energy vehicles, traditional steel magnesium aluminum and other materials as well as new composite materials, both of which are by no means the best part of our "rival". They will coexist for some time in the future. Truly old and new materials based on the characteristics of the material, the future K50's practice of the automotive industry will be filled with solid practical transformation of a stroke, HRC and future cooperation can be said that China's traditional car to the field of new energy vehicles test Water, a leading domestic supplier, and a proactive attempt to dare to be the best in the world, provided valuable experience for peers.