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NOTTINGHAM, UK – Students involved in a joint project between South East Derbyshire College and Nottingham Trent University have produced a carbon/glass fibre folding bicycle using the college’s composite centre. The project was part-funded by Polymer Sector Developments (PSD) as part of an initiative to enhance training opportunities in the composites industry. The five students […]

NOTTINGHAM, UK – Students involved in a joint project between South East Derbyshire College and Nottingham Trent University have produced a carbon/glass fibre folding bicycle using the college’s composite centre.
The project was part-funded by Polymer Sector Developments (PSD) as part of an initiative to enhance training opportunities in the composites industry.
The five students were set the task of constructing a folding bike with a budget of 80 GBP/ Eur 115. The students used a 280g twill carbon fibre weave and opted to produce a carbon/glass fibre construction, partly due to financial constraints but also because a fully carbon frame would have produced a stiffer frame that would have been unsuitable for everyday commuting.

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