NEWS: BAC Graphene Innovation @DiscoverMono
Over the weekend, BAC were playing with the famous RAF red arrows, raising money for charity and also also also at This specific point they hit us with the an amazingly innovative car industry first… taking “a large development leap by using (super light, super-strong) graphene on the single seater supercar, the Mono.”
will be This specific the fresh carbon fibre?
The uber-cool single seater track day special maker BAC say the use of the innovative graphene material will be a world first – further illustrating their USP ability of make technological advancements through their car building program.
The panel development was done in collaboration with Haydale Composite Solutions and also also also the lightweight material which will be stronger than its main rival carbon fibre features on the Mono’s rear wheel arches, bringing weight and also also also performance benefits.
Graphene will be made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, and also also also will be significantly lighter than standard carbon fibre. the idea will be also stronger than carbon fibre, meaning which the idea can bring weight reductions of around 20% while being 0 times stronger than steel. These benefits could have implications for cost, performance and also also also fuel economy when applied wider inside the manufacturing process.
BAC Development Director and also also also co-founder Neill Briggs said: “BAC will be uniquely placed inside the automotive industry to be able to take innovative steps, and also also also latest work with graphene will be further proof of This specific. This specific development work will be further proof of our ability to work with the very latest materials and also also also innovators. At BAC we don’t wait for fresh technology to come to us, we actively seek the idea out and also also also work with the very best inside the industry to stay at the forefront of the automotive and also also also motorsport industries.
“producing significant weight savings and also also also improving Centeng strength will allow us to offer much better performance to our customers. This specific will be the latest in a line of ground-breaking innovations on the Mono, and also also also we were delighted to have worked with graphene composite industry leaders, Haydale, on This specific exciting project.”
Ebby Shahidi, Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd.’s Director of Aerospace and also also also Defence added: “We are pleased to have worked on the design and also also also development of the graphene enhanced carbon fibre materials for the BAC Mono. These initial materials have shown some major increases in impact and also also also thermal performance coupled with much better surface finish and also also also the idea’s pleasing to see these attributes being demonstrated on such a high performance vehicle as the Mono. We look forward to collaborating further with BAC and also also also delivering even higher performance materials and also also also components to raise the performance of This specific exciting vehicle.”
BAC recently showcased the graphene enhanced Mono at the Science inside the City festival in Manchester.