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F1 supplier Dash-CAE launches TR01 low-cost carbon monocoque for road cars

It offers a stiffness of 35,000Nm/Deg, weighs only 50 kilograms, and is priced under £30,000

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UK-based F1 supplier and AM specialist Dash-CAE developed the TR01 chassis to fulfill an unaddressed market need for an affordable high-performance ‘off-the-shelf’ carbon fiber monocoque chassis. As a large, single-carbon component, chassis manufacture is incredibly challenging – particularly when performance, quality, and consistency are concerned. Given the substantial growth of the hypercar market as well as motorsport demands for more affordable monocoques, the TR01 offers a compelling ‘off-the-shelf’ solution.

Tim Robathan, CEO at Dash-CAE, commented: “The TR01 chassis opens new possibilities for niche automotive manufacturers, and larger international OEMs by offering an affordable, versatile, lightweight, and high-stiffness carbon monocoque chassis. These programmes are often incredibly expensive and the ability to use a production carbon monocoque is a huge time and cost-saving, without compromising performance. Our commitment to innovation and engineering excellence makes the TR01 an industry-disrupting solution that challenges traditional carbon chassis production and makes high-performance monocoques far more accessible.”

F1 supplier Dash-CAE launches TR01 low-cost carbon monocoque for road cars, weighing only 50 kilograms and priced under £30,000 Delivering a step change in price-to-performance ratio, the TR01 will enable exciting projects in the growing performance automotive and motorsport industries as an affordable and versatile solution for hypercar, supercar, and motorsport projects.

The TR01 is suitable for any two-seat vehicle requiring a lightweight and stiff carbon monocoque and, although predominantly standardized, can be adapted to customer requirements. It offers a stiffness of 35,000Nm/Deg, weighs only 50 kilograms, and is priced under £30,000 – around 50% less than those currently available.

This impressive combination of relatively low cost and high performance is made possible thanks to Dash’s innovative,  manufacturing know-how. It is the most accessibly priced performance carbon monocoque on the market while also providing the versatility to accommodate different front/rear ends plus powertrains.

F1 supplier Dash-CAE launches TR01 low-cost carbon monocoque for road cars, weighing only 50 kilograms and priced under £30,000

Customers can customize the TR01 chassis to better suit their specific applications, including modification of the center console design. The chassis was developed with proven structural analysis to ensure that the chassis could meet EuroNCAP/FMVSS test standards and provide exceptional crash protection.

Dash-CAE leverages its in-house expertise in design, engineering, and manufacturing to deliver high-quality composite and additive manufacturing solutions for projects across various industries. The company’s comprehensive capabilities include computer-aided engineering and design, composites understanding, engineering and manufacturing, including advanced additive manufacturing, tooling, and more. The TR01 leverages the company’s extensive history of engineering and manufacturing for high-profile motorsport teams and programs.


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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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