Driven by the rail industry's challenges to industry and academia known as the 4Cs - reduce Cost and Carbon emissions and improve Capacity and Customer satisfaction - project BRAINSTORM aimed to develop and demonstrate the applicability of braided composite structures to a novel, lightweight, modular railcar solution.
With extensive expertise and knowledge in rail, automotive, bus and aerospace, project partners TDI, Far UK, CBL and WMG provided a radical approach to rail vehicle light-weighting, as well identifying significant opportunities for exploitation and creation of a UK-centric supply chain in this industry.
You can find out more about the project on our case study here.
Not only has the project already received commendation by UK Tram, but has now tipped international interest in the JEC innovation award for Railway Vehicles & Infrastructure.
Take a look at this article to find out more about the project and its impact on the rail industry.