AUTOMOTIVE

Automotive

DuPont to build new adhesives manufacturing facility

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.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Automotive

Williams evolves composites-intensive EV platform

British engineering firm uses a composite battery case as a structural member of its rolling chassis for a range of electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles

Carbon Fibers

Hexagon Agility receives fifth set of orders for all-composite CNG/RNG cylinder tanks

Collective orders placed from global fleet customers for CNG and RNG fuel storage reaches $44 million.

Automotive

Nikola Corp. selects Hexagon Purus to supply Type IV hydrogen cylinders for serial production

High-performance composite pressure vessels to be tested and validated later in 2021, and certified for distribution in European and North American markets.
#hydrogen

RTM

Telene composite components selected for Ebusco electric city bus

Telene PDCPD polymer and low-density matrix produces durable body panels, offers lower part weight.

On Automotive

On Audi's Paint Colors, the Lexus ES 250, and a Lambo Tractor

From pitching a startup idea to BMW to how ZF is developing and using ADAS tech to a review of the Lexus ES 250 AWD to special info about additive at Toyota R&D. And lots in between.

On Headlights, Tesla's Autopilot, VW's Electric Activities and More

Seeing better when driving at night, understanding the limits of “Autopilot,” Volkswagen’s electric activities, and more.

On EV's, ADAS, and a Pickup Truck

Several industry-related items that you’ve not likely to have seen anywhere else. (At least not all together.)

Chemcoaters Line Approved for Body-in-White Systems

Chemcoaters' anti-corrosion products have been approved for use in BIW automotive applications.

Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

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.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles

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.
#trends #uas #electricvehicles

Digital Demos

Mold release solutions for automotive composites

In this Digital Demo, Axel Plastics reviews mold cleaning, sealing and release solutions for leading use in automotive composites manufacturing processes, including SMC, BMC and RTM.
#outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.
#hydrogen

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.
#electricvehicles

Thermoplastics

Automated weaving system targets high-performance, high-volume applications

Startup WEAV3D Inc.’s technology produces highly tunable, woven lattice reinforcements for cost-effective, high-volume automotive composites and precast concrete applications.
#weaving #workinprogress #automation

Injection/Overmolding

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0

Automotive

DuPont to build new adhesives manufacturing facility

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.
#adhesives #electricvehicles

Automotive

Williams evolves composites-intensive EV platform

British engineering firm uses a composite battery case as a structural member of its rolling chassis for a range of electric vehicles.
#electricvehicles

Automotive

Hexagon Agility receives fifth set of orders for all-composite CNG/RNG cylinder tanks

Collective orders placed from global fleet customers for CNG and RNG fuel storage reaches $44 million.

Energy Storage

Nikola Corp. selects Hexagon Purus to supply Type IV hydrogen cylinders for serial production

High-performance composite pressure vessels to be tested and validated later in 2021, and certified for distribution in European and North American markets.
#hydrogen

RTM

Telene composite components selected for Ebusco electric city bus

Telene PDCPD polymer and low-density matrix produces durable body panels, offers lower part weight.

Automotive

Faurecia showcases composite hydrogen demonstrator for commercial vehicles at Auto Shanghai event

Seven-tank hydrogen storage system designed to provide more than 700 kilometers of autonomy for long-distance and high-load commercial trucks.
#hydrogen

NEW PRODUCTS: AUTOMOTIVE

Glass Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Marine

Farécla polishing and finishing compounds offer improved finishes and application ease

Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Farécla line is designed to enhance shine on painted surface, gel coats and wood lacquers, and can be applied to finished composites.

Aerospace

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Automotive

Manna Laminates organosheet laminate aims for automotive crash applications

Formtex organosheets are ideal for the manufacturing of structural and semi-structural automotive parts with high energy absorption, high impact resistance and additional multi-axial reinforcement.

Consumer

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Glass Fibers

Borealis highlights polypropylene technology for flexible automotive design

Fibremod, the customized carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene material ensures reduced weight, cost savings and design flexibility.