An excerpt of our projects in the field of fibre-reinforced plastics
Development of a component carrier for a battery electric vehicle using continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics
As part of a cooperation between the MAHLE Group and thermoPre ENGINEERING GmbH, a component carrier from an electric vehicle was redesigned with long and continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic moulding compounds and a 35 % weight reduction was achieved.
Through the holistic development process, an integrative and load-adapted plastic component was produced that meets the highest requirements in terms of stiffness, strength and lightweight construction. Another advantage of the FRP component: In the event of a crash, a higher energy absorption takes place, which means that there is no abrupt component failure.
Weight reduction compared to steel component
Reduction in production time
Multifunctional lightweight stretcher table for ERVs reduces weight by 43 %
Together with Ambulanz Mobile GmbH & Co. KG, thermoPre ENGINEERING GmbH has developed a new stretcher table for fixing stretchers in ambulances and emergency response vehicles (ERVs). The conventional steel construction was completely redesigned as a plastic component. This made it possible to achieve the goal of using the material primarily along the lines of force flow and thus significantly reduce the overall mass.