Sustainable Power

What does sustainability mean to you? For us it means ground-up consideration; from design through to production. This is why we have been working hard to replace virgin plastic in our processes, with plastic derived from recycled sources. It is also why we embarked on Project Chameleon. To not only demonstrate a low-to-no emissions vehicle platform, but also aim for … Read More

Getting help from UBR students

School’s out!? Not for some of the incredibly talented students from the University of Birmingham who are part of the UBRacing team. As sponsors of the team, and having seen first-hand the excellent work they’ve been doing on Formula Student, we knew the guys and girls would be able to help us out on Project Chameleon. We had a remote … Read More

3D printing topology optimised designs

What does this look like? It may look like something out of Star Wars, but it’s really a teaser for the final output of our stochastic topological optimisation work with the geniuses that make up @Rafinex. We will be using this output to inform our design of the Chameleon chassis, ensuring that we have the greatest structural integrity, for the … Read More

Topology optimisation for chassis design

What would a car look like if it was designed by a robot? Project Chameleon is showing us, and it’s pretty exciting. The photos below show the design space that we started with (top left), where we fed in different load case data for cornering, pot-hole impacts, braking etc., and the incredible (definitely not black magic) software from stochastic topology … Read More

Goodbye to VC-1

It’s time to say goodbye to an old friend… VC-1, or Vehicle Concept One, is being replaced! Scaled are embarking on Project Chameleon, a joint endeavour together with a consortium of UK #engineering and #manufacturing firms. We are aiming to demonstrate the possibilities for a unique vehicle platform. By making use of hybrid manufacturing techniques, including #additive manufacturing, advanced #composite technologies and bleeding edge topology optimisation, … Read More

Testing new concepts

Are you breaking boundaries with your designs? We are. For Project Chameleon, we’re breaking out of plane and creating some fantastical, futuristic geometries. When making use of bleeding edge generative design solutions, which provide you with organic, optimised structures based on your specific load conditions, it is necessary to forego the usual constraints of FDM printing and think outside the … Read More

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