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Published: 1/1/2014

Automotive carbon fiber: Seeking moderation
HPC's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan comments on CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, counseling tempered expectations when it comes to automotive carbon fiber.

Published: 11/30/2013

Automotive, going forward?
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks when, if and how composites professionals will be ready to meet the challenges of significant use of carbon fiber composites in automobiles.

Published: 9/30/2013

HPC goes to SPE ACCE
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan fields initial reports from two CT staffers about the recent — and growing — Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition.

Published: 8/30/2013

Carbon fiber composites: Into the automotive mainstream?
Altair Engineering Inc.'s (Troy, Mich.) VP of aerospace solutions Robert Yancey asks if automakers will follow aeromanufacturers in embracing carbon fiber.

Published: 7/31/2013

Are we ready?
CT's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan reviews activities on the automotive front, as OEMs consider composites to lightweight their vehicles in view of more stringent fuel economy and tailpipe emissions regulations, asking "Are we ready?"

Published: 4/1/2013

Will carbon fiber be ready to join the 54.5-mpg battle?
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.

Published: 4/1/2013

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.

Published: 12/31/2012

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.

Published: 12/31/2012

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.

Published: 5/31/2012

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.