Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.
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Citing low-cost supply chain and advanced composite material capabilities, FCA will help Archer create its first all-electric airline.
The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) 2021 technical program will include 80-100 technical presentations on current and future industry advances.
On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.
Additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, greener parts featured prominently.
An update on efforts to produce pitch-based fibers from low-cost coal.
Composites have made a lingering and increasingly positive impression in the for exterior automotive body panels.
With a long, storied history in composites moldmaking, this rare nickel vapor deposition specialist has built a strong niche, making large, high-quality tools.
CW columnist Dale Brosius is the head of his own consulting company, which serves clients in the composites industry worldwide. Here, he comments on the still prominent role the aerospace industry will have in the automotive industry's integration of composites into its manufacturing mix.
The Thermoplastic Composites Conference for Automotive, June 11-12 in Novi, Mich., aims to shed light on materials and processes for automotive composites manufacturing.
Detroit’s annual automotive industry showcase highlights the rapid pace of innovation.
Dale Brosius, a consultant and president of Quickstep Composites (Dayton, Ohio), observes that chasing aluminum as a competitor is a much easier task than chasing steel — if the composites industry can meet cost and volume requirements.
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.
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Suppliers of meter/mix/dispense (MMD) equipment are under pressure to keep pace with process innovations that are drastically reducing mold cycle times for carbon fiber/epoxy laminates in automotive applications.
With CAFE requirements steadily increasing each year, en route to 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers of all stripes are working composites into new and concept cars.
Autoclave-cured carbon-fiber prepreg hood/fender combo proves as technically formidable as it is visually stunning.
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?"
Long-time composites industry observer Dale Brosius, now a consultant and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), asks some hard questions about the composites industry's readiness to supply the auto industry with the materials and processes necessary to meet coming lightweighting challenges.
As thermoplastic composites makes inroads into these complex, modular parts, weight and cost go down, functionality goes up.
Bursting at the seams, the 12th annual Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition tops its previous bests.
As the drive to greater fuel efficiency under the hood catches fire, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics prove they can take the heat.
As more carbon composites are used on structural car components, how will crash damage be assessed and repairs be made?
For Detroit’s Big Three, a joint precompetitive composite design, development, fabrication and testing program nears successful completion.
Reinforced plastics save weight and cost, increase underhood productivity.