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SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Group Acquires BMW Group’s Interest in Carbon Fiber JV

SGL Carbon SE is acquiring the BMW Group’s 49 percent equity investment in joint ventures SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers GmbH based in Germany and the U.S.-based SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers LLC, to become the sole owner of SGL ACF.

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GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

GM to Use Carbon Fiber in Next-Generation Pickup Beds?

General Motors has made efforts to slash weight from its vehicles, and its next-generation full-size pickup trucks might get the most surprising lightweight solution yet. They might be in line for a carbon fiber-induced diet.

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Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

By on September 28, 2017 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Lightweight Materials Key Shell Rotella’s Starship Concept Rig

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test run as early as the first quarter of 2018, the company announced a week ago. The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies […]

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Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

By on May 30, 2017 in IN THE NEWS
Crashworthy Lightweight Material Solution For Automotive Industry

BMW, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and the University of Delaware-Center for Composite Materials has completed research proving the accuracy of high speed computing for modeling and simulation, to predict the quality and effectiveness of a material that is both lightweight and safety-tested.

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Surface Generation Launches Thermoplastic Overmolding Project

By on January 15, 2017 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Surface Generation Launches Thermoplastic Overmolding Project

United Kingdom-based Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fiber processing technologies, has started work on an 18-month research and development project to produce affordable lightweight carbon fiber components for the automotive industry.

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Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for
Auto Market

By on October 27, 2016 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS
Hitachi Metals to Develop Composite Material for<br> Auto Market

Hitachi Metals aims to create a new aluminum-carbon composite for automobiles that is 60% lighter than steel and less expensive than typical carbon fiber composites.

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Industry Associations Partner on Pilot Program to Increase Automotive Recycling

Industry Associations Partner on Pilot Program to Increase Automotive Recycling

The aim of the “Automotive End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Recycling Demonstration Project” is to develop a method of collection and recovery of polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic olefin (TPO) auto parts in a way that demonstrates technical and economic feasibility.

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Carbon Fabrics Showcased in Next Generation Toyota

Carbon Fabrics Showcased in Next Generation Toyota

(source: Oxeon AB) The Deep Orange 6, “a next-generation Toyota concept vehicle” developed and engineered by students from Clemson University, has been unveiled this week at the SAE International 2016 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit, MI. By using TeXtreme® carbon fabrics in its door panels, rear hatch, dashboard, and bumpers and cladding, significant weight savings, improved […]

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