thyssenkrupp receives award for development and production of braided carbon wheels
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) awarded thyssenkrupp Carbon Components for the development and production of their braided and ultralight carbon wheels for the automotive industry.
The wheels for the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series received the “most innovative use of plastics” award in the “structural components” category. Utilising a unique and highly automated braiding technology, it requires more than 18 kilometres of carbon fibres to build the final wheel.
All thyssenkrupp carbon wheels are developed in Kesselsdorf near Dresden, Germany and produced under highest quality standards.
Neither innovation nor production have stood still at thyssenkrupp Carbon Components despite the effects of the current pandemic. As a result, carbon wheels for the automotive aftermarket with German National Type Approval (ABE) will be available later this year.
Additionally, further new carbon products will soon enter the market.
CEO Dr. Jens Werner: “Innovation is our core business. This has always been our philosophy and the award reinforces our ambition to continue this path of innovation.”
thyssenkrupp Carbon Components develops and produces carbon wheels for automotive and motorcycle manufacturers and also supplies end customers with motorcycle wheels. The company in Kesselsdorf near Dresden, Germany was founded in 2012.
All carbon wheels by thyssenkrupp Carbon Components are manufactured highly automated with a patented braiding technology on the world’s largest radial braiding machine. Thus, it is possible to achieve the highest quality and lightweight requirements at the same time.