The Formula Student Germany 2013 competitions took place at Hockenheim race circuit 30th of July to 4th of August. TeXtreme® supported DUT Racing from Delft University, the Netherlands, won the electric category with their electric driven car.
Marius Knol, Team Manager of DUT Racing says: “As a team we are known for our lightweight and integrated design. This year we managed to build a winged, four-wheel driven, electric racecar weighing only 175 kg. And with that it is one of the lightest cars of the competition. This could only be achieved with TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber fabrics, which make up the majority of the primary structure of the car, as well as the majority of the aerodynamic package on our car. The TeXtreme® fibers enabled us to reduce the mass of our composite parts with at least 10%. The use of TeXtreme® has definitely contributed to the overall win at FSG and we are very grateful for this support.”
Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon, says: “Our continuous support to these teams and the students that are working hard to make these cars is a given action for us. It is with joy we can watch our TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics make a difference in the result lists and also see how the students learn more and more each year. Steps that we hope will lead the composites industry forward in the future when these students start their professional working life”.
Notable results is that just as at the Formula Student competitions at Silverstone earlier this summer 3 out of 5 top teams are using TeXtreme® carbon fabrics. The electric category at Hockenheim also consists of three TeXtreme® teams among the top five. These results follow recent year’s trend of great performances by TeXtreme® supported teams.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements have been used on Formula 1 for many years which initially triggered the interest from the Formula Student teams. Other applications where TeXtreme® composite reinforcements can be found is among others Americas Cup, NASCAR, bicycles, ice hockey and the advanced aerospace industry.
TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is 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®.