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Published: 8/1/2018

Teaming to define what automotive CFRP could be
Ford and Magna explore a high-volume chassis front subframe build from co-molded chopped fiber and noncrimp fabric SMC.

Published: 9/27/2017

Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.

Published: 9/18/2017

SMC + D-LFT: A hybrid box for the Gen 2 Ridgeline
D-LFT optimizes vertical component functionality while first use of weatherable SMC eliminates paint, reduces mass and stands up to tough-duty use.

Published: 5/16/2017

3D TPC structural preforming process lightens car doors
Automated cell manufactures and pre-impregnates continuous-fiber 3D preforms for injection/compression overmolding of parts with complex shapes, and tailored structural properties.

Published: 4/11/2017

Curved pultrusion? No longer an oxymoron
Radius-Pultrusion process offers linear or curved profiles.

Published: 3/8/2017

Thermoplastic composites: Occupant protection
European consortium develops, validates unique hybrid process for a glass/PA6 engine-compartment bulkhead to replace stamped steel on commercial trucks.

Published: 12/12/2016

Durable composite pallet comes to market
Selective reinforcements paired with commodity materials, plus long-term partnerships, make this pallet concept a winner.

Published: 11/29/2016

Metal + composite = Less weight, more room
Global supplier develops scaled design approach for metal/composite hybrids in highly loaded automotive applications.

Published: 8/23/2016

Natural fiber composites gaining traction in automotive
New water-borne, wet-application acrylic resin enables new opportunities in car interiors.

Published: 5/19/2016

Carbon/epoxy Cadillac hood
Automated process for prepreg hood inner/outer cuts weight by 20% and yields Class A exterior out of the autoclave.