inrekor™ technology forever changes the way that lightweight structures are designed and manufactured - change that can start immediately.
inrekor™ combines globally-available, industry-standard materials with proven manufacturing processes to create remarkable, ultra lightweight solutions. Fast, design flexibility and rapid prototyping provide near-immediate answers with low investment…
Intelligent and adaptable
All transport applications can benefit from reduced weight, to minimise carbon emissions, extend range and increase load capacity. Using inrekor™ creates a strong lightweight structure that can return 30-40% weight savings with strength and performance enhancements.
By optimising structural sandwich panel technology, inrekor™ outperforms traditional solutions:
- →High strength and tensility to weight ratios.
- →100% recyclable materials.
- →Isotropic energy absorption characteristics.
- →Efficient and practical manufacturing process.
Sandwich panel technologies
inrekor™ is an intelligent and adaptable sandwich panel technology producing finished, bespoke panels to customer specification which can be bonded together to create strong, lightweight structures for predictable cost-effective solutions.
So you want
The scalable design and manufacturing possibilities delivered by inrekor™ technology provide a clear economic advantage to solutions produced in low volumes or requiring multiple variations / dynamic evolution.
- →Programmable tooling and adaptable design
- →Design evolution is fast and modifications/variations
easily accommodated for manufacture
- →Flexible solutions permit reverse-integration
to existing systems
- →Customer is elevated to expert inrekor™ designer
- →Changes to existing CAD files can be rapidly tested
'intelligence' can be designed inside the panel-core increasing functionality
Multiple closing and jointing options enable flexible connections
Panel-cores can be moulded to build snap fit mounting points inside…
And above the panels
Panels are accurately aligned and bonded using specially developed adhesives
High-speed laser / water cutting for low-medium volumes
Skins and core are manufactured separately to specific design
The inrekor™ approach provides transparency and collaboration with the initial design team: customer concepts (even without existing CAD) are quickly translated to proven solutions. By combining the experience and expertise of problem and solution, results are achieved far more quickly.
Joint specification, tensile layer choices and anti-peel options are identified to produce an optimised design. Structures are built using bonded tongue and groove joints and are positioned to maximise geometric strength bringing massive mechanical enhancement to critical high load points.
Do you need to have
Rapid, low-cost and faithful prototypes mean faster, cost effective decisions… Taking a design straight from CAD data, it is possible to produce dependable prototypes in a matter of days. With a near-immediate proof of concept or invaluable lessons learned, there is less project-risk to consider and the likelihood of ensuring progression is increased.
- →Widely understood and consistent
materials and processes
- →Established FEA data for ARPRO® and
aluminium (or steel) to support analysis
- →Optimum solutions (weight/cost) can be
tested side by side
- →Results quickly fed back for rapid iteration
inrekor™'s rapid prototyping enables timelines and costs to be compressed. Critical elements or whole components can be quickly built for dynamic testing. The speed and cost of inrekor™ prototyping even allows different and hybrid solutions to be investigated with minimal cost implication.
Speed to market with
inrekor™ is a structural technology that is available to all. Little or no investment in specialist tooling means it’s much easier and faster to go from concept to production. There is no cost escalation for low volume and there are very few penalties for design iteration.
- →Using your own CAD outlines…
- →Our technical team will work with you to
- →80% on-screen performance predictability minimises
- →Simple, widely available manufacturing processes
- →Flat-pack design for remote assembly
inrekor™ solutions are wide-ranging designs from discrete structural components to complete assembly systems with bespoke integrated features.
Designing with inrekor™ from the outset enables component count reductions (BOM) and manufacture streamlining using ‘panel intelligence’ for ducting air, fluids, cables and simple built-in fastenings.
inrekor™ provide customer design support to develop solutions based on their patented lightweight sandwich technology using tensile layers and an ARPRO® core. The simplicity of this concept should not disguise the big potential that inrekor™ offers…
inrekor™ launched in 2010 demonstrating a four-seater vehicle chassis that can reduce weight from 300 kg typical to only 160 kg. This decrease alone would save ~14 gCO2/km on an average vehicle.
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