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Automotive

Episode 37: Ian Wilson, DASIS

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.

Automotive

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.

Carbon Fibers

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.

Automotive

Teijin, Applied EV develop energy-efficient autonomous LS-EV for future mobility

The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.

Automotive

Arrival EV producer becomes a Nasdaq-listed public company

Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.

Automotive

Hexagon Purus reports significant customer, contract growth for 2020

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.

Automotive

Composites for structural batteries

Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.

Automotive

KULR to bring high-performance battery solutions to EV motorsports

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.

Automotive

ALMA project pursues the path to electromobility with advanced materials, processes

European consortium to develop BEV structure with 45% weight reduction via a multimaterial, modular e-vehicle platform for more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.

Automotive

German research team to develop a CNT-based surface heating system for EVs

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.

Carbon Fibers

EU LEVIS project to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles

Consortium to develop three large-scale, real-case demonstrators using multi-material solutions based on thermoplastic carbon fiber compounds integrated with metals.

Glass Fibers

Toyota awards Toyoda Gosei for composite hydrogen tank development

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.

Automotive

AMAC, Pontis Engineering cooperate on e-mobility

The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.

Automotive

Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems

Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.

Automotive

New Magna facility to build battery enclosures with composite configuration option

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.

Automotive

DuPont, Nissan e.dams Formula E team partner for advanced automotive electrification

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.

CSP clip system solution improves assembly, serviceability of EV battery enclosures

CSP and Teijin multi-material EV battery enclosure clips remove the need for multiple fasteners, spread the seal load more evenly, reduce assembly costs.

Glass Fibers

Teijin, Applied EV develop composite autonomous vehicle platform

One-piece glass fiber-reinforced SMC structural shell reduces 20% weight and manufacturing complexity of the zero-emissions Blanc Robot platform.

Automotive

High-voltage composite battery housing concept developed for e-mobility applications

Evonik and partners’ glass fiber-reinforced epoxy SMC component reduces battery housing weight by ~10%, ensures suitability for all vehicle size and class.

Glass Fibers

Jaguar Land Rover undertakes composite program for EV lightweighting

U.K. Tucana project plans to replace steel and aluminum with composites for vehicle structures.

Automotive

General Motors plans to eliminate gas-powered vehicles by 2035

The carmaker plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality.

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon ramps up production facility for composite e-mobility solutions

Investment includes approximately $4.5 million within three years, partly supported by public funding. Operations will be enhanced via a new production processes for fiber-based composites.

Carbon Fibers

Kordsa supplies carbon fiber fabric for TRB EV battery enclosure production

Kordsa’s supply of carbon fiber fabric offers additional electric vehicle lightweighting opportunities for TRB Lightweight Structures. 

Automotive

Workhorse receives purchase order for all-electric, composite body delivery vehicle series

Purchase order for 6,320 C-Series delivery vehicles marks Workhorses’ largest individual order to date and expands its sales channel internationally into Canada.

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