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.
CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
Molding line to be installed at Benet Automotive in the Czech Republic by 2022, offers customers greater design freedom, productivity and cost efficiency.
Lorenz and IVW collaborate on a sheet molding compound (SMC) that can accommodate sunflower seed shells, reeds and other natural fibers and fillers.
One-piece glass fiber-reinforced SMC structural shell reduces 20% weight and manufacturing complexity of the zero-emissions Blanc Robot platform.
International design competition seeks European design students and young design professionals with novel ideas and solutions using SMC and BMC advanced materials.
Evonik and partners’ glass fiber-reinforced epoxy SMC component reduces battery housing weight by ~10%, ensures suitability for all vehicle size and class.
Germany-based Blackwave GmbH’s bicycle brake lever saves 35% of the weight for a comparable aluminum part.
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Thought of as bridging the gap between steel and thermoplastics, SMC and BMC material applications continue to grow. This design guide series addresses uses, questions and tips.
Durable, strong and resistant to corrosion, the thermoplastic-based lattice material is suitable for use in Oldcastle Infrastructure’s polymer concrete and sheet molding compound (SMC) composite products.
Chosen for SMC’s range of benefits, Creative Composites has currently manufactured SMC front fenders and doors, designed to offer longevity, flexibility and robustness against everyday dents and knocks.
A range of SMC components are being manufactured, from under hood to underbody and Class A components, and will provide the new luxury SUV with reduced part complexity and weight.
The addition of carbon fiber sheet molding compound supply to the U.K. composite market will add further value to Toray customers.
U.K. consortium partners’ ACRIM II project aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric vehicle applications.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
The 1,200-ton sheet molding compound (SMC) press was assembled and commissioned in four weeks.
With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.
Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco series, used for production of Creative Composite’s SMC Class A body panels for automotive applications, enables higher productivity and larger component sizes.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
IDI Composites International is introducing a new sheet molding compound (SMC) for the electric vehicle market.
Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
IDI Composites International is introducing FLAMEVEX, a new family of fiber reinforcements and resins designed specifically for the manufacture of battery enclosure systems.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.
Dan Hart, president and CEO of Virgin Orbit, will be a featured speaker. CW readers qualify for a discounted registration.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 1
In part 1 of a two-month column, IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on the organization’s efforts to reduce the embodied energy of composites.