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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Optimizing fasteners for CFRP automotive parts CompositesWorld

Dutch automotive fastener supplier Nedschroef summarizes development test results, identifying solutions for aluminum, steel and stainless fasteners which meet industry standards and resist galvanic corrosion.

Citadel opens new facility in Changshu, China CompositesWorld

Citadel Plastics Holdings, a provider of thermoplastic and engineered composite compounds, will produce bulk molding compound (BMC) at the new plant.

Gurit wins multi-year automotive supply contract CompositesWorld

Gurit has been selected to supply carbon fiber composite automotive body panels to an unidentified OEM at a total contract value of more than $34 million.

ORNL "prints" Shelby Cobra for Detroit Auto Show CompositesWorld

Oak Ridge National Laboratory works with Cincinnati Inc. to 3D-print a Shelby Cobra using a thermoplastic resin reinforced with chopped carbon fiber.

Local Motors teams with ARPA-E for lightweight future vehicle design CompositesWorld

$150,000 prize for conceptual design that lowers vehicle curb weight while meeting or exceeding current U.S. automotive safety standards.

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