We are pleased to announce that the Visio.M was winner of the 2014 Electric Vehicle Competition in Germany!
Visio.M is the state-of-art Electric Vehicle in Europe with an Hybrid-Body-in -White.
Formtech Composites developed the Monocoque concept in conjunction wtih IAV, before going on to manufacture the solution.
Design philosophy was driven by:
- maximising processing options &
- reducing costs
One piece outer
- The monocoque is built “from the outside -> in”
- Pre-preg manufacturing with concept of moving towards stamped pre-preg
- Reduction of adhesive joints to reduce risk on FEA modelling
- The mould doubles up as the drill (no 5 axis final machining) and bonding jig
- Potential examples of different manufacturing processing techniques
- Pre-preg for initial prototypes -> move towards hybrid materials, RTM and other processing alternatives using the same moulds