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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Quickstep creates Australian automotive division CompositesWorld

Quickstep Holdings has been awarded $1.76 million to help establish a new division that will design and develop automotive manufacturing cells that incorporate Quickstep composites manufacturing processes.

Volkswagen unveils utility truck made with DowAksa carbon fiber CompositesWorld

Volkswagen's Transporter utility truck concept vehicle features DowAksa's 24K tow standard modulus fiber in several composite parts to help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.

DSM launches next generation of Diablo high temperature polyamides CompositesWorld

The new grades are aimed at applications in automotive engine compartments and temperatures as high as 260°C.

Pre-consolidated, multiaxial, thermoplastic composite structures CompositesWorld

LANXESS reports that its subsidiary Bond-Laminate has begun production of pre-consolidated, continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic Tepex composite laminates that feature fiber layers oriented at almost any conceivable angle.

Chomarat opens new C-PLY, C-WEAVE facility in South Carolina CompositesWorld

New 58,000-ft2 plant in S.C. targets high-quality, high-performance solutions for aerospace and automotive applications.

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