The Pathfinder cutter has improved carbon fibre fabric utilisation by up to 27% in some cases. This is a significant financial saving for such a costly raw material. The machine has also improved accuracy and decreased cutting times.
Pathfinder cuts the worlds’ first carbon fibre wheels
Carbon Revolution is a privately-owned Australian company. Its origins are in advanced materials R&D and vehicle engineering within world-leading technology organizations. The company emerged from an independent R&D program providing technology mentoring to university teams involved in Formula SAE campaigns.
The first composite wheels developed by the founders appeared in 2004 on SAE vehicles competing in this global competition.
Carbon Revolution moved in to automated cutting in 2011 in line with their growing global market. See the cutter in operation in the video below.