Guest columnists Lindsay Brooke, senior editor of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) Automotive Engineering International magazine, says Carbon fiber’s decades-long promise in automotive composites might, indeed, be realized.> JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.> Optimizing materials selection in automotive and aerospace structures
Advanced materials analyst Ross Kozarsky (Lux Research, Boston, Mass.) looks at composites and competing metals in the multimaterial car of the future.> Waiting for $5/lb carbon fiber?
HPC editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan suggests we say goodbye to $5/lb carbon fiber and expect that composites will earn their way onto autos by saving drivers money.> Automotive SMC: The wheel comes full circle
James Canner (Sterling Engineering & Mfg., Royal Oak, Mich.) explains why it is, once again, an exciting time to be a part of the automotive composites industry.> Commercial ground transport: A very present opportunity
Industry consultant Bob Lacovara, principal at Convergent Composites (Perkasie, Pa.) and the former technical director of the American Composites Manufacturers Assn., argues for an automotive sector composites-for-metal conversion harvest in the rip...> Automotive evolution or real revolution?
HPC's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks, Are efforts by BMW and GM to put carbon composites in cars a harbinger of things to come, as we hope, or flashes in the pan?> Fuel cells (finally) set to power composites growth
Fuel cells and related technologies will form a sizable new market as they move past the phase of demonstration projects, overcome longstanding technology hurdles and gain momentum in their progress toward affordability.> That "new car" smell: Sniffing out the regulatory trends
Environmental consultant Pat Hooper contends that growing concern about auto interior air quality is the elephant in the room that the composites industry can't afford to ignore.> Automotive composites: Let's not sleep through the revolution