AUTOMOTIVE

Glass Fibers

Dieffenbacher Fiberforge system contributes to South Korean UNIST research

Ordered from Dieffenbacher in 2019, the tape laying system has enabled the advancement of research for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries.
#layup

Testing

Bercella develops carbon fiber monocoque for Hypercar model racer

Carbon fiber chassis, FIAS and RIAS will ensure the SCG 007 racer’s compliance with new power and weight regulations for its participation in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
#regulation

Wind/Energy

Episode 36: Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya, IACMI

IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Udaya Vaidy talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.
#iacmi #precursor #outofautoclave

Core

Two major automotive OEM contracts secured for EconCore honeycomb core technology

Mexican manufacturer Fynotej will supply OEMs with the lightweight and sustainable Fynocore — licensed under EconCore — for automotive application.

Automotive

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
#electricvehicles #generalmotors

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.
#electricvehicles

Automotive

All-outdoor Motor Bella event reestablishes cancelled NAIAS 2021

While the North American International Auto Show has been put on pause, Motor Bella, set for Sept. 21-26, 2021, is a reimagined auto-centric event that will bring next-generation mobility and vehicle debuts to attendees.

Construction

Lingrove launches Ekoa Surface Peel N’Stick and receives automotive orders

Natural fiber/bio-thermoplastic composite veneers meet sustainability and performance demands for multiple markets.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Automotive

Automotive market report predicts 17% decrease in global production in 2020

Data and market analysis company Inovev estimates that 15 million fewer vehicles have been produced in 2020 compared to 2019.
#electricvehicles

Glass Fibers

Bespoke process produces composite brake pedal every minute

Three composite materials are used to create structural composite member that meets demanding mechanical requirements.
#workinprogress #automation #layup