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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Continental Structural Plastics to acquire Magna's composites business CompositesWorld

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will acquire five Magna Exteriors plants in North Carolina, Indiana and Mexico and become the world's largest sheet molding compound (SMC) fabricator.

Schuler to open new demonstration center in China CompositesWorld

The latest press technology from Schuler will by on display at the Servo TechCenter Tianjin.

Fiber optic strain sensing CompositesWorld

4DSP has developed RTS125, an off-the-shelf, distributed fiber optic sensing solution.

SGL begins production of thermoplastic-compatible carbon fiber CompositesWorld

SGL Group's SIGRAFIL C 50k product is a large-tow carbon fiber featuring sizing designed specifically for use in thermoplastic composites applications in automotive manufacturing.

Soluble plastic tooling cores CompositesWorld

Soluble plastic tooling cores reportedly offer lighter parts for aerospace and automotive applications.

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