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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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“Surfaces, Thermoforming, Laminating and Edgefolding” Tech Day at composites molder FRIMO CompositesWorld

Award-winning co-developer of Street Shark bionic car surfaces to minimize drag hosts technical workshop featuring top speakers and technology demonstrations.

Report: Korea's GS Caltex, Tesla discussing carbon fiber use for vehicles CompositesWorld

Reports from Reuters and The Korea Herald say that U.S.-based Tesla will talk with the S. Korean petrochemicals manufacturer about possible use of a GS Caltex long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic compound.

Polystrand, PPG and SANLUIS Rassini collaborate on lightweighting technologies CompositesWorld

The three companies join forces to prepare a sports car to showcase continuous fiber thermoplastic composites technologies. The car will compete in SCCA's GTL class.

Mitsubishi Rayon buys majority stake of German autocomposites firm CompositesWorld

Mitsubishi Rayon will acquire 51 percent of Wethje Holding GmbH, a carbon fiber composites auto parts manufacturer, with Wethje's parent company Cross Industries AG.

Lightweighting goals top automotive design and manufacturing survey CompositesWorld

A WardsAuto survey, sponsored by DuPont, asks the automotive design and engineering community what technologies they are working on to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.

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