The CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are built for speed, with the latter being the quickest Cadillac ever to make it to a dealer showroom. Aero sculpting brings composites into play and add accents to the interior.
Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media
The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) 2021 technical program will include 80-100 technical presentations on current and future industry advances.
Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
Composite recipients Ford and GM will develop a multi-functional cross-car beam and volume manufacturing of structural battery enclosures.
The Corvette has changed much in 67 years, but its appeal is enduring.
Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.
From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.
Thomas Technik + Innovation KG’s radius pultrusion process unlocks new possibilities for the automotive market and beyond.
This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured and so will the market for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
The SPE Automotive Division is looking for nominations for this year’s Automotive Innovation Awards and ACCE student scholarship recipients.
Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.
Paper abstracts are due April 17, 2020, and final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 19, 2020.
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.
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.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.
Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.
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.
The winners will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.
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.