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Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

To accelerate the development of new, economical long carbon fiber composites, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) worked with a team of leading experts to develop a series of engineering tools.

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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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Magna Sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

By on October 5, 2017 in IN THE NEWS
Magna Sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

Magna swept all three awards given at the recent Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition. The awards recognize outstanding innovations in the development and use of composites in the automotive industry.

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The Case for Recycled Carbon Fibre in Auto Lightweighting

The Case for Recycled Carbon Fibre in Auto Lightweighting

The use of carbon fibre by BMW in its i3 model marked another turning point, this time in the automotive market, with carbon fibre being used in high volumes on a production vehicle.

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A Lighter Future with Thermoplastic Solutions

By on September 26, 2016 in DESIGN LINES, MATERIAL MATTERS
A Lighter Future with Thermoplastic Solutions

Answering the need of manufacturers for lightweight solutions, thermoplastic-based materials provide an array of properties that make them attractive, including low density, high strength and rigidity, and tailored thermal expansion properties with recyclability.

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Reducing Cost of Carbon Fiber Structural Parts

Reducing Cost of Carbon Fiber Structural Parts

IACMI announces project to reduce cost of carbon fiber automobile structural parts The Composites Institute, in partnership with Toray Composites (America), Inc. (TCA), has announced the launch in a strategic project aimed to decrease cost of carbon fiber automotive structural parts by 15% for target components. The newest IACMI project will address the challenge of decreasing cost […]

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