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Automotive

SPE ACCE calls for papers, sponsors and exhibitors for 2021 event

The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) 2021 technical program will include 80-100 technical presentations on current and future industry advances.

Carbon Fibers

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.

Carbon Fibers

DOE announces funding for projects supporting composites for vehicle applications

Composite recipients Ford and GM will develop a multi-functional cross-car beam and volume manufacturing of structural battery enclosures.

A retrospective take on the composites industry and the pandemic

Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Automotive

SPE Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2020 transitions into virtual event

The virtual ACCE will be held Sept. 9-11, 2020 — the dates it was originally planned for — and will include technical sessions, sponsorship and exhibit options and online networking opportunities.

Injection/Overmolding

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.

Automotive

Racing to build tomorrow’s automotive composites workforce

Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.

Pultrusion

Material choices for the Corvette rear bumper beam

From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.

Epoxies

Curve in the road: First curved pultruded auto parts

Thomas Technik + Innovation KG’s radius pultrusion process unlocks new possibilities for the automotive market and beyond.

Aerospace

Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards

This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.  

Aerospace

Curved pultrusions enter production

Corvette CFRP rear bumper beam is the auto industry’s first use of new technology.

Consumer

Greener camping: Sonic X breaks barriers

Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.

Automotive

SPE issues call for scholarship, award nominations

The SPE Automotive Division is looking for nominations for this year’s Automotive Innovation Awards and ACCE student scholarship recipients. 

Automotive

The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.

Automotive

SPE ACCE issues call for papers for 2020 conference

Paper abstracts are due April 17, 2020, and final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 19, 2020.

Automotive

Corvette: A multi-material success history

At the launch of the 2020 C8, Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the iterations of multi-material innovation in the manufacture of Corvettes over its history.

Carbon Fibers

Vectorply carbon fiber utilized in Corvette bumper beam

Vectorply’s noncrimp carbon fiber fabrics and software were used in the development of the pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for the 2020 Corvette Stingray.

Design/Simulation

Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process

Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.

Automotive

2019 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards winners announced

Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

Automotive

SPE Automotive Division names Automotive Innovation Awards finalists

The winners will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala. 

Fabrics/Preforms

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

CAMX Awards, ACE nominees span material, process types

There are two parts competitions at CAMX, the CAMX Awards and ACMA’s Awards in Composites Excellence (ACE).

CAMX Expo

Download today's news from CAMX 2019: Tuesday, Sept. 24

CW is reporting live from CAMX 2019 this week in Anaheim, California. Read today’s show headlines about the keynote speaker from Protolabs and award nominees.

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