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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Custom Composite Technologies Inc. to host new MIT solar car production CompositesWorld

CCTI has built molds for the student team's new composite chassis design for 2015 and opens its doors for student fabrication of the lighter weight car body.

Solvay resins added to Digimat platform CompositesWorld

Thermoplastics specialist Solvay Specialty Polymers announced at JEC that 13 of its advanced polymer grades have been included in the latest release of the Digimat platform, an materials database and simulation tool from e-Xstream engineering, an MSC Software Co.

Formaplex to build new 100,000 sq. ft factory for lightweight vehicle services CompositesWorld

Fourfold increase in growth over past five years fueled by resurgence in UK auto sector and regulations increasing lightweight materials in vehicles.

CFRP air spring support for buses wins JEC Innovation Award CompositesWorld

Automated process delivers hollow braided support structure that cuts weight 70% vs. steel.

Scott Bader becomes approved supplier for Daimler CompositesWorld

Scott Bader Ecogel gelcoat, Crystic polyester resin and Crestabond structural adhesive will be used in the fabrication of cars, trucks, vans and buses.

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