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Glass fibre process

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Building a record-breaking Validation Prototype by hand requires precise craftsmanship to ensure the different components of the vehicle fit together seamlessly. 

In this process, our team closely worked together to create glass fibre parts out of moulds to the specific shapes we need. These parts will be used in the wheel housings offering both resistance to stone chipping and the lightness we’re looking for.

Working with glass fibre is a tedious process: it requires a precise method, refined moulds made with the right precision, and an extensive layering process.

Engineers measuring glass fibre moulds for Lightyear One

Another step in the process of creating glass fibre for Lightyear One

Engineers coating the glass fiber parts of Lightyear One

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848620