Axon Automotive is a specialist vehicle manufacturer, producing ultra-light
energy efficient vehicles for customers around the world.
Axon is able to produce primary vehicle structures
that weigh 50% less than conventional vehicles by using
its internationally patented carbon fibre beam technology,
Axontex™. Half mass makes Axon’s vehicle platform ideal to lower the
cost of alternative powertrains and new fuels such as battery electric, hybrids,
or, hydrogen power.
Automotive has designed many structures using loops or hoops of carbon fibre
made from flexible tubes. This patented process, Axontex™, can be used to
make a range of vehicle structures and has been multi award winning. http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/initiatives/technology-challenge/winners-2009.htm.
Bonding loops of carbon fibre beams or hoops of carbon fibre beams, along with
branching of beam structures has also been demonstrated. http://www.lowcvp.org.uk/ugc-1/1/2/0/5480a1d5-b764-4d8f-a32c-e25c32fb72fc.pdf
technique can be used to produce vehicle structures from carbon fibre, using
beams from made from the flexible tube Axontex structures. This technique
for the design and manufacture of complex, low weight carbon fibre vehicle
structures can be achieved at low piece cost and very low investment cost, due
to very low waste materials processing. The design and manufacture is
backed up by comprehensive CAE (computer aided analysis) techniques to predict
the properties of the structures.