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Plastics

BMW & CFRP

A look at the 7 Series Carbon Core.

Composites

Partners to Develop Composite Door Under DOE Contract

A team led by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based TPI Composites Inc. has been awarded a $3 million program by the U.S. Dept. of Energy to develop and demonstrate an ultra-lightweight composite door.

Composites

VIEWPOINT | NEW RESINS SPEED CARBON-FIBER PARTS PRODUCTION

Carmakers are increasingly interested in composite parts reinforced with carbon fibers as a method to reduce vehicle weight and thereby improve fuel efficiency.

Plastics

Addressing Automotive Lightweighting

Developments at Henkel—particularly in the area of resins—can have a significant impact on lightweighting autos.

Automation/Robotics

Looking at Some Robot Tech

If you were to see the actual version of this, the MotoEye LT laser seam-tracking device for tracking weld joints at high speed and in real time from the Motoman Robotics Div. of Yaskawa America (motoman.com), you wouldn’t see that red triangle emerging from the bottom of the camera, the SF-D camera from Servo-Robot.