Tag Archives: Carbon Composites

BMW Boosts Strength of CFRP Parts With Water-Assist: An Industry First

BMW is using a newly developed water assist system to improve the strength, cut fiber costs and reduce the weight of carbon composite parts at its Landshut, Germany [..]

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Unique Carbon Composite Wheel Is Standard on Racy Ford Model–A First

An Australian company called Carbon Revolution is leading the way in production of carbon fiber composite automotive wheels, using new, proprietary high glass-transition temperature epoxy resin and unique [..]

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Engineering Thermoplastic Improves Automotive Carbon Composites

A high-end engineering thermoplastic will be used as a modifier in a thermoset composite in automotive roofs and hoods. Hankuk Carbon of South Korea will use Virantage polyethersulfone [..]

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PullPress Makes Complex Carbon Composite Parts Quickly

Pultrusion and compression molding are combined in the PullPress process developed by Secar Technologie and Evonik to produce complex carbon composite parts that include light weight rigid foam [..]

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Use of Automotive Carbon Composites Forecast to Grow 19% Annually

Automotive use of carbon composites will grow to $6 billion in 2020, up from about $2.1 billion today, according to a Lux Research forecast presented last week at [..]

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New Sensor System Boosts QC on CFRP Parts

Several automotive and aerospace OEMs in Europe are testing a new 3D vision system that can measure both part geometry and fiber orientation of carbon composite parts. The [..]

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New Engineering Standards, Lightweighting Point to MIM, CFRP

Three factors are converging that will have important implications for materials engineering of cars and trucks. All could contribute to greater use of precision molded metals and plastics. [..]

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PEEK Carbon Composites Win Aircraft Applications

A specialized Dutch injection molder is using fusible core technology to replace aluminum aircraft components at significant weight and cost savings. Among the announced projects, fuel housings, pumps [..]

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Moldable Carbon Composite Will Drive Auto Applications

New technologies are pushing the adoption curve for carbon composites in automotive applications, especially in Europe.  Not so much in the United States, where we suddenly live once again [..]

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Apple’s Investment In Amorphous Metals, Carbon Composites Will Pay Off In Electric Car

Apple has acquired a deep materials’ technology bench that will help in developing lightweight structural and body materials for the electric auto it has been secretly developing. According [..]

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