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Lightweight and Low-Cost Composite Beam for Rolling Stock Applications

Far-UK Limited working in collaboration with the University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group has started a one-year feasibility study part-funded by the Innovate UK. The project is to look at the following:

  • To address the need for lightweight structures in the rail industry,
  • To establish the potential application of Axontex™ beams,
  • To look at new ways of designing car bodies and bogies for rolling stock,
  • To determine the performance of Axontex™ beams in extreme conditions.

A small scale demonstrator will be produced as well at the end of the project.  

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 
The consortium would like to thank Innovate UK for support during the project.
Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board – it is the UK’s innovation agency, accelerating economic growth. To take a new idea to market is a challenge, it funds, supports and connects innovative businesses through a unique mix of people and programmes to accelerate sustainable economic growth. For further information visit the website at www.innovateuk.org.
 
As the UK’s innovation agency, one of the main roles of Innovate UK is to achieve business and economic growth for the UK. One way the organisation supports this is through funding innovative Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D) projects. Collaborative research and development (R&D) encourages businesses and researchers to work together on innovative projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology – from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge, contributing to business and economic growth. Find out more about the CR&D programme here: https://www.innovateuk.org/-/collaborative-r-d.
 
 

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