Can lightweight be lighter?


OPTIMAL STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS has engineering capacities, and expertize, covering the development cycle of a composite components. Three main areas can be identified:


Materials Research & Testing

To appropriately exploit the potential of composite structures, it is fundamental to have an intrinsic knowledge of their behavior, that is achieved through materials testing of its various failure modes. At OPTIMAL we have the knowledge to define materials qualification campaigns, support their implementation and perform the statistical analysis of the results.



The design of a composite component is fundamental to its performance. Throughout the years our team has gathered the required knowledge to design optimized components, which will guarantee the appropriate behavior, and which take into account the manufacturing limitations/difficulties.


Stress Analysis

Stress analysis is fundamental to guarantee the required strength and stiffness criteria are met, optimization is fundamental to achieve lightweight structures. OPTIMAL has internal knowledge covering all relevant techniques to achieve extremely optimized structures. This ranges from traditional linear static analysis up to dynamic analysis with complex material failure modes.

JEC Paris 2016
For the first time OPTIMAL will exhibit at the JEC Paris. There we will show our competences in tooling and composite components manufacture. In our stand will be the Elemental RP1 composite chassis >>
Elemental RP1 production version unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Elemental RP1 will be unveiled at the Goodwood FoS. OPTIMAL is the sole supplier of all composite components, covering bodywork, floors and chassis.

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