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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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Plasan Carbon Composites to expand Michigan facility CompositesWorld

The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports that Plasan Carbon Composites will invest $29 million to expand its facility in Walker, Mich., USA, creating more than 600 jobs over the next three years.

Huntsman adhesive selected for Harley-Davidson application CompositesWorld

Huntsman's Araldite 20131 epoxy adhesive has been specified by Odyssey Motorcycles for use with composites and metals on the Harley-Davidson Super Sport Roadster.

Thermoplastic car 3-D printed, assembled at IMTS CompositesWorld

Local Motors printed the parts and assembled the car at the show, employing a Cincinnati additive manufacturing machine using a SABIC thermoplastic reinforced with 15 percent of chopped carbon fiber.

Leichtbau ist hybridbau CompositesWorld

Integrating multiple materials and functions for lightweight construction in the German automotive industry.

SPE ACCE scholarship winners announced CompositesWorld

The winners are Markus Downey of Michigan State University, Fatimat Oluwatoyin Bakare of University of Borås and Sebastian Goris of University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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