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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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Field repair: Step-sanding tool kit and more CompositesWorld

Onsite repairs to damaged composite parts, historically, have involved a time-consuming process, the success of which depends on the skill and experience of the repair technician and the availability of suitable tools.

Superior Fibers sells composites business CompositesWorld

The division produces continuous filament veils and mats that are sold to companies creating composite materials and products for many end markets.

New maps predict strength of composites CompositesWorld

The design maps from Rice University researchers show how materials rate in all three categories (stiffness, toughness and strength) and where they overlap.

Engel to supply machine for composites research at Open Hybrid Lab Factory CompositesWorld

The new Engel machine is designed for the ProVorPlus project that focuses on the integrated process technologies for the pressembly of fiber-reinforced plastic/metal hybrids.

Roundup of composites market outlooks and forecasts CompositesWorld

From automotive to aerospace to bio-composites, several market reports take a look at the trends for the global composites industry.

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