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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Beckwood Press, ORNL to work together on composite manufacturing CompositesWorld

Beckwood will manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression molding of various composite materials.

Bespoke sports cars’ composite body speaks volumes CompositesWorld

Glass-reinforced plastic artfully captures classic curves, crash-protects passengers and stunningly packages its maker’s high-performance but highly fuel-efficient diesel powertrain.

Composite air brakes: Stopping the world’s fastest car CompositesWorld

CFRP sandwich structures a key element of deceleration in the Bloodhound SSC rocket-powered racer’s two-run attempt at resetting the land speed record.

Workforce development: Let's start in high school CompositesWorld

CW Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan says one concern at the otherwise positive initial membership meeting of the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was that the composites industry is quickly losing knowledge, as old-timers retire, that is not so easily replaced. Here's his prescription.

Composite engine piston cylinder housings CompositesWorld

Phenolic BMC could replace aluminum in car/motorcycle engine housings.

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