Component name: Hybrid truss structures

Material: Ti6Al4V and continue IM carbon fibre (pre-preg)

Application: Lightweight space frame and tubular structures

TRL for application: 8

Key features: Customisable high specific strength Ti6Al4V nodes joined with high specific stiffness IM carbon fibre tubes integrated with structurally efficient double lap shear joints

Performance versus competition: Equivalent medium volume long run cost and as good or better mechanical performance (weight saving) versus all-composite solutions but customisable at no additional costs