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Composite technology at the service of industrial performance

Over and above our primary activities – the maritime and aeronautical sectors and R&D – C3 Technologies works with a wide range of other industries. Composite materials have extremely varied applications and can be used in many areas, from the manufacture of car bonnets to lighter-weight machine tools.

Whatever your project, we will be pleased to work in close cooperation with you and discuss ways in which your products might be improved through the incorporation of composite materials.

Composite carbon/Kevlar bodywork for a rally car

Carbon car bonnet

The technical brief was to create aerodynamic bodywork that not only looked good but also offered significant savings in mass compared with what was currently available. C3 Technologies designed a car body out of an impact-resistant carbon/Kevlar composite, together with a carbon/Kevlar air intake duct for a rally buggy.

Hatch in the bulkhead of a racing yacht

Carbon/Kevlar hatch

Since this component needed enhanced mechanical properties, it was decided to use a carbon composite material together with a Kevlar section for added robustness.

Prosthetic limbs for swimmers

Composite prosthetic limbs

After 8 months’ research and optimisation, the engineers at the CREPS Poitou-Charentes and researchers at the Institut P’ CNRS-Université-ENSMA, Axe RoBioSS, who had been brought together under the aegis of CAIPS, succeeded in merging ergonomics with performance to create a set of prosthetic limbs that helped a French quadruple amputee swim the English Channel

CAIPS and C³ Technologies provided Philippe CROIZON with a model that provided optimised weight and comfort using carbon fibre. Thanks to his new equipment, Philippe has been able to realize his dream of symbolically linking all five continents by swimming in the waters of the world’s greatest oceans.


Carbon hydrogenerator

Hydrogenerator installed on the 60 ft. racing yacht ‘Safran’ in time for the 2012 Vendée Globe. The technology was developed by the Safran Group and the hydrogenerator – which was made using carbon fibre – was built by a mechanical engineering company in cooperation with C³ Technologies.