Mazda, faithful to control, registered a new body structure patent, which includes carbon fiber components

Kevin WongMar 11, 2024, 01:40 AM

Mazda has always been very obsessed with the vehicle's sports performance and driving experience, which is widely known. At a time when many car companies are thinking about how to save costs, utilize costs, and even take shortcuts to win the competition, Mazda once again does what it thinks is right.


In Mazda's newly registered vehicle body structure patent, we see that many parts are made of carbon fiber. These parts involve the main body structure of the car and the bumper frame and are made of different structural layers of carbon fiber. Many of them are important parts of the car body.





What are the benefits and disadvantages of Mazda doing this? The first advantage is that carbon fiber material is lightweight, and it is widely known that the best way to improve vehicle performance is to lighten it, especially to improve handling performance, which is the part that Mazda has always been more obsessed with. Moreover, different structures of carbon fiber can show different characteristics, and carbon fiber materials can also achieve very high strength, which can satisfy the rigidity requirement of the car body frame and the chassis for materials, ensuring its passive safety.





The disadvantage is that carbon fiber materials are still considered relatively expensive. Many supercar chassis will use carbon fiber materials, but their prices are also astonishing. Although Mazda's car body structure is not largely made of carbon fiber, even so, using carbon fiber materials in family cars is a great challenge for cost.



It is understood that Mazda was developed in cooperation with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Materials Co., Ltd., which has experience in carbon fiber development. But for which cars will it be used? When will it be used in mass-production cars? These questions still need further answers.

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