The automotive industry has changed so much in the last decade that it’s now commonplace to call cars mobility solutions, rather than vehicles. Some say that change is afoot in the right way, but with most cars getting heavier and having more of an environmental impact than before, how can OEMs and suppliers make the right change? Thankfully, DEXET Technologies thinks it can unlock the key to sustainable and high-performance vehicle design by utilising clever engineering, design and advanced material selection.
DEXET Technologies believes that the key for future mobility will be in choosing the right materials and engineering tools for the job. One way of tackling this is design, with material selection at the heart. The company’s team of founding members know that composite material applications have a bright future within the next generation of vehicles.
Despite first appearing on aircraft as well as Formula One cars in the 1960s, where teams such as JWA and McLaren began to use reinforced glass fibre panels on their vehicles, latterly using carbon fibre to strengthen and lighten cars in the 1970s, there’s still much more to give. DEXET strongly believes the use of composites still hasn’t reached its maximum potential.
It thinks one of the reasons for this is due to engineers with a comprehensive knowledge of composites not being involved in the initial stages of any vehicle project: whether it be the pinnacle of road racing or a city-based shared mobility vehicle. By starting as a collaborative team from the start, DEXET can draw from its multi-discipline and vast experience in vehicle design, composite materials and high-performance engineering knowledge.
As an industry and application, composite materials have, over the years, developed into the mainstream. With OEMs and Tier Ones now using an array of composite materials across their vehicles, further enhancing the weight, safety and fuel-efficiency of modern cars. Take any car from the last decade off the road and you will find composites in the chassis, the glass and structure of the vehicle. It has become such an integral part of how manufacturers make cars nowadays, it is one of the reasons why car safety has come in leaps and bounds over the last few decades.
However, DEXET can do more. It knows composite materials can be utilised in a better way, to lighten yet strengthen and increase production quality without having an increase on cost, depending on final specification. They can also decrease the time from prototype to manufacture due to their understanding of the materials and design from the beginning. As we think about the future of the industry, sometimes it’s easy to forget about composite materials, especially as a sustainable alternative.
As customer demands change and as more people search for eco-friendly mobility alternatives, DEXET believes it can provide engineering solutions in order to meet those needs. Vehicle design doesn’t just lie in Formula One or motorsports, but also the cars we drive now and in the future. From high-performance to mass-produced mobility solutions, DEXET has designed, engineered and selected composite materials for an array of vehicles.
With a team of highly skilled and experienced engineers who have a background in Formula One, DEXET Technologies is at the forefront of high-performance automotive engineering. The team continues to push the boundaries in design and focusing on learning within composite materials, scientific engineering and next-generation and renewable manufacturing methods in order to create products that stay ahead of the competition.
If you’re looking to explore how to unleash innovation through design and engineering for future projects or if you’d like to discuss how the team may be able to help, email email@example.com. The teams are currently based and co-headquartered in the UK and USA.