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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New carbon fiber electric car arrives in the U.S. CompositesWorld

2050 Motors claims its the only production line electric car with an all-carbon fiber body.

Magna manufactures carbon fiber hood for Cadillac CompositesWorld

The carbon fiber composite hood for the Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V is 27% lighter than aluminum hoods and 72% lighter than steel hoods.

Increased competition from metals CompositesWorld

Boeing and Airbus are developing new, lightweight, corrosion-resistant metals that are targeting composites' traditional niche in the material sphere.

3D printing continues to mature CompositesWorld

While traditional applications such as prototyping is still growing, it will be augmented with a variety of new applications.

SPE names winners of 2015 Automotive Innovation Awards Competition CompositesWorld

Continental Structural Plastics' TCA Ultra Lite sheet molding compound (SMC) for composite body panels was the Materials category and Grand Award winner.

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