The book Lightweight Composite structures in transport was published earlier this year. Fredrik Ohlsson Product Development Director at TeXtreme® has been writing the chapter about Spread Tow reinforcements, Weight reduction by optimized reinforcement structures.
The book covers a range of different material classes with emphasis on advanced material, for the benefit of those working in the aerospace, motorsport, defense and automotive engineering industries; R&D managers, designers and material engineers are particularly catered for here. An invaluable reference, this book consists of segments on material selection, the properties and performance of materials and structures, design solutions and manufacturing techniques. The author Dr James Njuguna has a long-standing interest and extensive research experience in advanced composite materials (and nanomaterials) for lightweight structural applications.
TeXtreme® has over ten years of experience manufacturing and testing real-world applications of Spread Tow reinforcement technology. This knowledge combined with flexible production capabilities plus access to the largest global capacity of Spread Tow fabrics means rapid delivery of tailor-made fabrics to customers, and reduced time-to-market for their products.
Mr. Fredrik Ohlsson is the Product Development Director at Oxeon and in charge of development of existing and new products. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical engineering from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He has been involved in the development and technical support of TeXtreme® since the beginning and is currently responsible for developing the next generation of ultra-light carbon fiber reinforcements.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements are the ultimate choice for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.
TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®. www.textreme.com/b2b