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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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Bindatex expands service offering to facilitate recycling projects CompositesWorld

The company is now able to cut scrap carbon fiber material to shapes suitable for compression molding.

BigHead Bonding Fasteners wins funding for autocomposites work CompositesWorld

UK-based bigHead Bonding Fasteners has won funding with Cranfield University to expand its capabilities for automotive composites applications.

Automotive thermoplastics conference keynote emphasizes composites at Ford CompositesWorld

Ford Motor Co.'s Cynthia Flanigan will discuss next-generation automotive composites at Thermoplastic Composites Conference for Automotive, June 15-16 near Detroit.

SPE announces dates for 46th automotive awards gala CompositesWorld

This year’s awards gala will be held Nov. 9; parts nominations are due by Sept. 15.

JEC World 2016: Automotive highlights CompositesWorld

On the automotive side, Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) emphasized on its JEC stand a glass fiber-reinforced composite leaf spring, based on Henkel’s polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 2, used in the chassis of the new Volvo (Gothenberg, Sweden) XC90, a premium crossover SUV; the platform of this vehicle is expected to be applied to other Volvo cars in the coming years.

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