Advantages

YXO Structures possess an ideal mixture of performance characteristics of carbon fiber structures and of metal structures.

PERFORMANCE

YXO Structures possess the high performance characteristics of carbon fiber and the safety characteristics of metals. Specifically, they possess:

  1. the high strength-to-weight ratio of carbon fiber
  2. the high fatigue resilience of carbon fiber
  3. a lack of a Yield Point and Plastic Region of metal, similar to carbon fiber
  4. a lack of the “brittle” characteristics of carbon fiber
  5. a lack of the “catastrophic failure” characteristics of carbon fiber, and
  6. the high energy-absorption characteristics of metals

As a result, we are able to engineer solutions with YXO Structures as if they are metals without a Yield Point or Plastic Region, allowing for a much more efficient use of the material’s full range of strength.

STRESS/STRAIN CURVES:
carbon fiber tube VS. YXO Structures VS. aluminum alloy tubes

 

DESIGN:

  • Designed to withstand both compression and tension
  • Tailored distribute load
  • Optimized cost and desired performance requirement
  • Connects to dissimilar materials: frames and panels
  • In situ repair

 

  • Applications

    Automotive
    • bumpers
    • mechanic-less suspension / leaf springs
    • crumple zones
    Aerospace
    • UAV landing gear
    • Energy-absorbing seats
    • Impact-tolerant service carts
    • Structural support for solar panels on satellites
    • Internal ribbing for airship bladders
    • Modular equipment mounts
    Sporting Goods
    • bicycle frames
    • golf club shafts
    • lacrosse shafts
    Other Applications
    • Prosthetic Limbs and limb support
    • Measurement structures for wind turbines
    • Boat hull re-enforcement
    • Lightweight CNC machine framing

  • Licensing Opportunities

    Contact us to discuss how YXO's technology can help you design your next generation, lightweight product with improved performance and safety.