New research center Lamborghini on carbon fibers

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Inaugurated yesterday in the US a new advanced research center on the carbon potential is increasingly being used on sports cars. 

From Emilia THE PACIFIC – In the presence of the managing director Stefano Domenicali society, and the governor of Washington state, he was held yesterday in Seattle on the west coast of the United States, the inauguration ceremony of a new research center Lamborghini. It is the Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory (ACSL) of which the automaker of Sant’Agata Bolognese, part of the Audi Group, wanted to adopt to push research in the most advanced composite materials sector. One area that the Lamborghini has long adopted in the production of its coaches.

30 YEARS OF USE – no accident yesterday’s ceremony was held in the thirtieth anniversary of the first use by the Lamborghini of polymers reinforced with carbon fiber (the term complete technical issue). The car in question was the Countach. The Seattle facility will work in the development of carbon fiber to identify new employment opportunities and especially make its easier and practical use. In respect of the Lamborghini engineers-researchers will work to the development of processing technology called Forged Composite that compared to previous techniques enables much faster production times. The carbon fiber in fact requires a shaping step for shaping and then be “cooked” in special ovens. A process which requires long times for each piece.

FIBER PRODUCTION – The Forged Composite technique has already been used by Lamborghini to create the Sesto Elemento supercar in 2010. Since 2013, the Bologna manufacturer uses it for the production of components of production cars. This year, at the Geneva Motor Show Lamborghini he introduced the Centenary, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ferruccio Lamborghini and has a body made entirely of carbon fiber, to more glossy. Lamborghini Centenary will be produced in 40 units: 20 coupes and 20 spiders.

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