Continental Structural Plastics has developed one-piece, compression-molded composite covers, an innovative fastening system and a range of material options to meet OEM needs.
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Loop Energy’s proprietary solutions will deliver power and enable a smaller fuel storage system without compromising the weight or range of the eight-meter transit bus.
Based off the new Land Rover Defender, the FCEV concept will be a zero tailpipe emissions prototype, with testing scheduled for late 2021.
High-temperature carbon fiber tow prepregs are compatible with AFP and filament winding processes for the development of large structural parts such as lithium-ion battery containers or pressure vessels.
East China-based plant will support the growing demand for Betaforce TC and Betatech, Betaforce and Betamate adhesive technologies serving vehicle electrification and lightweighting applications.
Continental Structural Plastics named PACE pilot finalist for multi-material battery enclosure concept
Annual award recognizes innovative processes, products and systems that have reached a working pilot demonstration phase, but are still pending commercialization.
STELIA Aerospace subsidiary converts aero experience into industry-leading storage efficiency for fuel cell applications.
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Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.
Ian Wilson, CEO of Develop and Supply In-Sync (DASIS), talks about his history as a CNC specialist for Formula One and his introduction to composites manufacturing.
In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.
Four-year Tucana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.
The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.
Epoxy modified with an amine-based hardener is applied in a demonstrator EV battery housing. The result is a thermally and mechanically robust structure that offers scalability in a variety of e-mobility applications.
Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.
Since its 2020 spin-off, the company has been awarded numerous contracts, indicating increased adoption of composite pressure vessels, fuel storage and electric drivetrain solutions.
Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.
Carbon fiber company KULR becomes official thermal management and battery safety technical partner for Andretti Technologies to transfer technical knowledge from aerospace to the racetrack.
European consortium to develop BEV structure with 45% weight reduction via a multimaterial, modular e-vehicle platform for more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.
Collaborative two-year project to study how to apply nanoheating technology to electric vehicle (EV) series production and complex vehicle parts to extend range capabilities.
Green hydrogen technologies have become the forefront for the global zero-carbon energy landscape. Now, it may be cost that ultimately determines its expansion opportunities into the composites industry.
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Consortium to develop three large-scale, real-case demonstrators using multi-material solutions based on thermoplastic carbon fiber compounds integrated with metals.
CFRP and GFRP tank makes an appearance on the 2021 Toyota Mirai, with a minimized pressure-resistant layer for 10% increased storage and a cruise range extension.
The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.
Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.
The new 345,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, is to build battery enclosures for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, with multiple assembly options for customers.
Technical partnership will act as a testbed to explore and accelerate new technologies for safer, more advanced electric vehicles in motorsport, and for future commercial applications.