Carbon fibre reinforced polymer high speed train running gear frame on test

Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames.

SPAIN: Talgo is developing a carbon fibre reinforced polymer composite version of its characteristic ‘rodal’ running gear frames. The company expects this will offer a 50% reduction in weight compared to using welded steel plates, with an associated cut in energy consumption and track wear as well as simplified assembly ...

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