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Penso Group Ltd. (Coventry, UK), JE Engineering (Coventry), and Nottingham University (Nottingham, UK) are featuring in the Penso booth work they've done on Affordable Carbon Fibre (AffCAR) for the UK niche vehicle sector.

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Penso Group Ltd. (Coventry, UK), JE Engineering (Coventry), and Nottingham University (Nottingham, UK) are featuring in the Penso booth work they've done on Affordable Carbon Fibre (AffCAR) for the UK niche vehicle sector. The aim of the AffCAR project was to reduce the cost of parts and tooling for light weight structural body panels, and deliver a more robust and controlled process outside of the autoclave. AffCAR is a hybrid composite tooling technology known internally as pressclaving, which features low tooling costs and reduced cycle times, with the potential to support the 2020 European vehicle emission targets of 95g CO2/km and become a feasible manufacturing process. AffCAR has been demonstrated on a engine hood for JE Engineering’s existing Defender Zulu Vehicle. The weight of the panel with lacquer applied achieved a mass saving of 69% against the original steel hood.

 

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