CARBON RIM PROJECT - CARIM

CARIM is an European project aiming to develop and commercialize a full carbon wheel manufactured with an automated high-volume process for the automotive market.

Developments in automated CFRP production technology will generate a wheel that is 30-50% lighter than state-of-the-art Al-wheels, with the extra advantage of excellent mechanical performance. The manufacture of the wheels in an automated preforming and innovative HP-RTM process will ensure short cycle times and lower costs compared to conventional composite technologies, which will enable scale-up to series production and make the CARIM wheels competitive against current cast and forged Al-wheels and other emerging plastic wheel concepts.

 

KEY INFORMATION

  • Project duration: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018
  • Budget: 2,442,441€
  • Coordination: Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) and RI-BA Composites Srl
  • Funded by: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under H2020-FTIPilot-2015-1 (Grant Agreement no. 690915).

Latest News

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CARIM consortium at JEC WORLD 2018

The CARIM consortium presented advanced project outcomes to the composite audience at  at JEC world Composites Show & Conferences 2018.

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CARIM consortium at Composite Europe 2017

The CARIM consortium presented recent project outcomes to the composite audience at Composite Europe 2017 Tradefair in Stuttgart 19-21 Septemeber 2017 .

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CARIM consortium at JEC world 2017

The CARIM consortium presented preliminary project results and outcomes at JEC world Composites Show & Conferences 2017.

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CARIM consortium at Composite Europe 2016

The CARIM consortium presented itself and preliminary outcomes to the wide composite audience at Composite Europe 2016 Tradefair in Dusseldorf 29 November-1 December 2016 .