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Published: 8/13/2018

Laser-processing of hybrid automotive parts
Fraunhofer ILT and its project partners successfully demonstrate production of a hybrid composite-metal roof bow for BMW 7 series.

Published: 8/9/2018

Schuler continues to expand in Mexico
Hydraulic press manufacturer Schuler recently opened its third site in the country to serve a growing automotive market.

Published: 8/6/2018

Cevotec extends Fiber Patch Placement to sandwich structures, large aerostructures and enables combining with AFP
Automated preforming and layup process addresses core materials, as well as both continuous AFP and patch FPP reinforcements.

Published: 7/30/2018

ShapeTex preforms successfully overmolded with short fiber SMC
Shape Group successfully combines continuous carbon fiber preform with epoxy sheet molding compound using compression molding.

Published: 7/23/2018

Western Sydney wins American Solar Challenge
Western Sydney University won four out of five stages of the 2,800 km race with their carbon-fiber chassis solar-powered vehicle.

Published: 7/19/2018

Magna recognized at 2018 SPE Automotive Awards
Magna received three first-place awards at the 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Awards gala in recognition of its lightweighting efforts enabled by advanced materials.

Published: 6/25/2018

SPE issues call for nominations for ACCE 2018 conference's innovative parts competition
The 2018 SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition will be held Sept. 5-7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, US.

Published: 6/22/2018

University of Bologna, CMS team up for American Solar Challenge
The Emilia 4 solar car is based on the use of a series of high-tech features including advanced materials such as carbon fiber laminates.

Published: 6/22/2018

Volvo XC60 demonstrator employs Bcomp's natural fiber reinforcement technology
Bcomp’s renewable fiber reinforcements are used in interior panels in the recycled plastics demonstrator vehicle XC60 to overcome the degraded properties of recycled plastic.

Published: 6/21/2018

Audi, Airbus air-taxi to test in Ingolstadt
Urban Air Mobility project to be a model for air-taxi test operation and gain insight into developing new mobility concepts for cities.