Hankuk carbon and dyma cooperate to mass produce carbon composite wheels, which can reduce weight by more than 50% and improve endurance

May 07, 2022

Gaishi auto network, China fiber composite network / Xing Xiuyan / 2022-05-06 14:17:35 6419 0
According to foreign media reports, Hankuk carbon Co Ltd, a senior composite manufacturer, and dymag, a carbon composite wheel manufacturer, announced the establishment of a strategic partnership to produce high-performance carbon composite wheels on a large scale for * * * automotive original equipment manufacturers around the world.
Hankuk carbon has expertise in advanced materials and industrialization, while dymag specializes in manufacturing light carbon composite wheels for the high-performance luxury automotive market. This cooperation will give full play to these advantages and speed up the time of product listing through the combination of resources and technical expertise. In order to achieve economies of scale in mass production of carbon composite wheels, the partnership will focus on scalable and localized production methods.
Hankuk carbon has been producing composite materials since 1984, including carbon fiber fabrics and prepregs. The company has developed into an international supplier of composite solutions, with factories in South Korea and Vietnam and global offices in China, the UK and Germany. The company provides professional material solutions for many composite applications, including liquefied natural gas storage tanks for marine bulk carriers, composites for battery shells of electric vehicles, and high-quality prepregs for aerospace, marine and automotive markets.
In 2004, dymag took the lead in commercializing carbon hybrid composite automobile wheels. Its wheels adopt carbon fiber rims and forged aluminum or magnesium alloy central parts. The company is also a * * * in the after-sales market of carbon composite wheels, and more than 15 * * * brands are using their technology.
The two companies will work together to expand the mass production of dymag's bx-f carbon composite wheels. This technology will bring many advantages to automobile manufacturers in various fields, from luxury cars to high-performance vehicles, from internal combustion engines to pure electric vehicles. Compared with the traditional cast alloy hub, it can reduce the weight by more than 50%, and greatly improve the strength and durability.
Other outstanding advantages include improved vehicle mileage and NVH performance (noise, vibration and harshness). This applies to all vehicles, especially the new generation of luxury electric vehicles. In these models, a little weight change can affect the performance and range, and internal combustion engine vehicles no longer need to cover up unwanted noise.
In addition to significantly reducing unsprung mass and moment of inertia, Hankuk's carbon composites are also beneficial to driving and handling. Since the wheel itself consumes less energy when accelerating and braking, it is easier to control the rotation quality. This makes it easier to achieve a balance between driving and handling performance by adjusting the suspension. In addition, the rim itself is very light and requires less steering force. Therefore, the use of carbon composite wheels can further reduce the turning force.
At present, dymag provides wheels with dimensions up to 23 inches and rated weight up to 1000 kg. There will be larger sizes in the future.

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