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CARBON MATRIX is a brand which aims to develop true AERODYNAMICS.  AERODYNAMICS, in our view, is the development of the parts which have not only styling but also functions properly, taking the rectification effect into consideration appropriately. So the solution which we have reached is the care with the material.

In order to produce the parts which can be expected to have the rectifying effect, the most important sections are rigidity and weight of the material.  The solution which we have reached in order to rise to the stage to which we will never get using FRP or ABS is the dry carbon material. By using not the wet carbon material, which just has good appearances, but the dry carbon material, which is also adopted in the aviation technology and racing cars, you will enjoy many benefits and this is what we have pursued.

 

 

CARBON MATRIX(カーボンマトリクス)は、本当のAERODYNAMICSの開発を目標とするブランドです。私達の考えるAERODYNAMICSとは、整流効果などを考慮し、スタイリングだけでは無く、機能を重視したパーツの開発です。

そこで私達が辿り着いた答えが素材への拘りでした。整流効果を期待出来るパーツを製作する以上、材料の剛性や重量などは最も重要なセクションでした。FRPやABSなどでは到達したステージへ上り詰めるべく選択した答えがドライカーボン素材です。見た目だけのウェットカーボンでは無く、航空技術やレーシングカーでも採用されるドライカーボン素材を使う為に得られる恩恵は大きく、私達の追い求める答えがそこに現れるはずです。

● What is the dry carbon material?

The dry carbon material (carbon fiber reinforced plastics = CFRP) is the material with both high strength and lightness, so it is used widely. With the prepreg sheets impregnated with resin on the carbon fiber, this material is molded in the pressurizable vessel called autoclave. With the dry carbon molded by autoclave, you can manufacture the thin but very tough products. So, even if you manufacture the products with exactly the same design based on FRP or ABS, they will be thinner from about 40% to 60% because you can change their thickness in a large way. The dry carbon can alleviate the distortion from the load while driving(air resistance) greatly, not to mention weight reduction. However, the dry carbon has disadvantages: its material is expensive, and its production needs much time because we produce it by handwork.

 

 

●ドライカーボンとは?

ドライカーボン(炭素繊維強化プラスチック=CFRP)とは、高い強度と軽さを併せ持つ材料の為、様々な用途に使用されています。カーボン繊維に樹脂を含浸させたプリプレグシートを用いて、オートクレーブと呼ばれる圧力容器で成形されます。FRPやABSなどと全く同じデザインの製品を製作したとしても、製品の厚みを大きく変える事が可能になり約40~60%薄くなります。軽量化は勿論の事、走行中の負荷(空気抵抗)に対しての歪み等も大きく軽減されます。また、ドライカーボンのデメリットとしては、材料が高価である事と全てが手作業(弊社の場合)で成形される為に、製造時間が多く掛かる事が挙げられます。