11/19/2018

University of MI Solar Car

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The project was sponsored by Teijin, which supplied carbon fiber and aramid materials for the vehicle.

CAMX 2018 had no shortage of eye candy for those amazed by sleek, lightweight vehicles. From Formula One cars to sports cars to bobsleds, there were plenty of fun composite applications on display. CW had the opportunity to interview members of the University of MI solar car team during the show. The project was sponsored by Teijin (Tokyo, Japan), which supplied carbon fiber and aramid materials for the vehicle. The car took second place in the American Solar Challenge and the team has its sites set on the World Solar Challenge in 2019.

 


RELATED CONTENT

  • CAMX 2016 Show Report

    The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

  • 3-D woven reinforcements update

    Suppliers make progress toward reinforcement preforms that exhibit comparable properties in the x, y and z axes.

  • Carbon-Kevlar Hinge

    Besting metal hardware in weight, thickness, 3X load capacity and 1 million fatigue cycles with no degradation.

Resources