Carbon material is currently one of the materials being widely used in the automotive industry because of the outstanding properties of this material such as being lighter in weight, more durable, and significantly sturdier. compared to traditional materials. As one of the leading supercar brands, Lamborghini is still a supercar brand that favors this material with outstanding developments, thereby helping to optimize the properties of this material and create sturdiness. Shield for Italian supercars.

A strong point in the design and development of Automobili Lamborghini’s supercar models is the development and application of lightweight carbon fiber materials. Maintaining, promoting research and an innovative approach has helped put Lamborghini at the forefront of carbon material development over the past 35 years. Below are 12 important milestones in Lamborghini’s development history and application process of this innovative material:

1983: The first year marked the milestone when Lamborghini began developing and using carbon fiber. The new ‘Esperienza Materiali Compositi’ division (referred to as E.Co), was established thanks to material technologies transferred from Boeing company with carbon fiber and Kevlar components used on Boeing aircraft. 767. The first Concept version with a carbon fiber chassis is called Countach Evoluzione. This is the first time Lamborghini has used composite materials and is also one of the first car models to use this material.

2007: The Lamborghini brand confirms a close partnership with the University of Washington (UW), this is an important milestone in the history of the development of composite materials at Lamborghini. Some other technical aspects of the technology besides the RTM autoclave were assigned to the American University for research and development and later this technology was applied to the monocoque frame structure of the Aventador model. Future. In 2007, a department was established within the Research and Development Center and is now called the “Composite Materials Development Center”, to focus on the research of innovative materials and the development of innovative technologies. New technology to optimize carbon fiber materials.

2008: The first cooperation agreement was signed with Boeing to research the collision field of Composite materials and develop the Aventador monocoque body, Automobili Lamborghini began implementing technologies, processes, and modeling methods. simulate and simulate composite materials from the aviation and space industries to apply to its supercars.

2010: As a result of cooperation with Boeing and Callaway, Lamborghini successfully developed Forged Composites technology, the invention of which was patented. It was from this milestone that the brand conceived the idea of creating the Sesto Elemento supercar in just a few days. Also in 2010, a factory dedicated to the production of Composite components was built at Lamborghini’s production center and was later used to produce the monocoque chassis of the Lamborghini Aventador and supply the production line as well. automatic and careful and meticulous manual techniques.

2011: The brand launches the new Aventador LP 700-4. The car is equipped with an innovative carbon fiber monocoque frame designed and manufactured entirely in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The chassis is made entirely of carbon fiber and is designed with a unique structure, ensuring the chassis weighs only 229.5 kg. Because of the complex and unique nature of the monolithic composite material production process that no other supplier could produce at that time, Lamborghini decided to produce this frame system at the brand’s own factory. signal. Most of the components that make up this monocoque system are manufactured using Lamborghini’s patented “RTM-Lambo” technology. This process eliminates manual rolling and autoclaving steps but also allows the use of carbon fiber molds, reducing production time and making RTM-Lambo an advanced manufacturing technology.


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