11/9/2016

Must-read: BMW 7 Series plant tour in Dingolfing, Germany

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CW’s Ginger Gardiner toured the 7 series plant for a look at how 16 CFRP parts, each made by one of four technologies, are combined with aluminum and steel components to form what BMW engineers have dubbed the Carbon Core.

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A must-read article from the November print issue of CW is the BMW 7 Series plant tour in Dingolfing, Germany. CFRP has gone mainstream at automaker BMW’s (Munich, Germany) highly automated, busiest and largest manufacturing site in Europe, where BMW has spent more than a half-billion euros to bring its multi-material BIW for its new 7 series model to life. CW’s Ginger Gardiner toured the 7 series plant for a look at how 16 CFRP parts, each made by one of four technologies, are combined with aluminum and steel components to form what BMW engineers have dubbed the Carbon Core.

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