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Composite engine bay brace for Audi R8

Audi, Hexcel and Secar Technologie, Hönigsberg, Austria, joined forces to develop a composite engine bay brace for the high-performance Audi R8.

26th June 2018

Innovation in Textiles


Building on the success of previous development projects, Hexcel’s Automotive Business Unit approached Audi’s composites development team in early 2016 with the aim of qualifying HexMC-i into a production ready manufacturing process. This approach coincided with Audi conducting its own market evaluation of carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (C-SMC) materials and led to the rapid selection of a suitable component.

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