Zone: Automotive Composites
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Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.


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Automotive CFRP: Repair or replace?

As more carbon composites are used on structural car components, how will crash damage be assessed and repairs be made?
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Alternative precursor R&D: Lignin in the lightweighting limelight CompositesWorld

This abundant, renewable resource shows promise as an alternative to PAN for low-cost, functional carbon fibers.

Advanced composites — An idealized future CompositesWorld

A CW columnist, a composites industry consultant and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius imagines an ideal future for our industry then challenges us to make it real.

Recyclable composites must still be reused CompositesWorld

Fresh from the IACMI's recent Detroit conclave, CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan notes the attendees' admirable commitment to ensure that the carbon fiber composites we build today will be recyclable tomorrow, but asks who will be there, as those products reach end of life, to buy and reuse those reclaimed materials?

Thermoplastics Composites Conference Automotive issues call for papers CompositesWorld

CompositesWorld is seeking speakers for its Thermoplastic Composites Conference Automotive, June 15-16 in Novi, MI, US.

Siemens to acquire simulation software firm CD-adapco CompositesWorld

US-based CD-adapco makes simulation software for fluid dynamics, heat transfer, particle dynamics, electrochemistry, rheology and more.

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