Webinar: How to make Ti/CFRP joints

CompositesWorld is presenting a free webinar, sponsored by Altair, on Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, titled "How to Make Great (Ti/CFRP) Joints: The Story of the Robot Bike Co. R160 Development."

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CompositesWorld is presenting a free webinar, sponsored by Altair, on Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, titled "How to Make Great (Ti/CFRP) Joints: The Story of the Robot Bike Co. R160 Development."

Abstract: “The right material in the right place” is an oft-used mantra but in practice the benefits of hybrid construction are difficult to realize due to the weight of the joint. This story starts with the increasing take-up of carbon fiber composite construction in high-performance bicycles motivated by weight saving. An unintended consequence of this, however, is reduced consumer choice due to the high up-front capital investment in tooling required. HiETA Technologies, in collaboration with Altair and Renishaw PLC, has worked with Robot Bike Co. to address this problem with a combination of metallic Additive Manufacturing, topology optimization, cost-effective out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing and parametric design. The result is the recently launched Robot Bike Company R160 Enduro-style suspension frame.

Attendees will learn:

  • Integration of the titanium and carbon composite parts through the use of double lap shear (pi) joints
  • Structural and economic drivers, detailed design, manufacturing, assembly processes and testing associated with the double lap shear joints
  • Insight into how HiETA Technologies is pursuing other applications of this technology in other "hybrid truss" applications.

The presenter will be Ben Farmer, strategy and programme lead at HiETA Technologies.

Click here for more information, and to register.