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Frewer Involved in Kevlar Hinge for Aero Components

The Advanced Composites Division at Frewer Engineering has been active in the design and development of a Kevlar® hinge for a flexible aero component.

Speaking about the project, Divisional Head, Matthew Jeffreys said: “We have a customer with an interesting requirement for a composite component that has to flex under continuous cyclic loading and also seal aerodynamically.

"Our proposed solution came directly from my time in F1, when we used to partially seal the front wing endplate skirts to the ground, using a co-cured but flexible CFRP and Kevlar® prepreg mix. Testing is now underway to develop the concept further for this specific application and ensure the customer’s demands are met.”



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