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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SPE Automotive Div. names winners of Innovation Awards Competition CompositesWorld

The SPE Automotive Div. hosted its 44th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on Nov. 12 and announced 2014's winners in several categories.

Crawford Composites unveils Crawford FL15 racecar CompositesWorld

The Crawford FL15 will be used exclusively in the new announced Formula Lites racing series, to be sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing beginning in 2015.

Hexcel breaks ground on new R&T facility CompositesWorld

The new research and technology (R&T) facility at Hexcel's Duxford, U.K., site will focus on leading-edge technologies for the expansion of composites in aerospace and industrial applications.

Toho Tenax announces new rapid-cure prepreg for high volume production CompositesWorld

Three-minute cure at 150 degrees C and formability at low pressure of 72.5 psi aimed at automotive production volumes of 50,000 parts per year.

Munich Composites wins Innovation Award of Bavaria 2014 CompositesWorld

Patented BRAIDform process recognized for cost-efficient automated production of high-volume, hollow CFRP structures.

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