COMPOSITES

McLaren Hybrid Tests on the Space Shuttle Runway

Yes, if you’re going to test a car that goes 250 mph, odds are you want something straight and smooth to run it on

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

Uniti One: Another Scandinavian EV

Remember the Th!nk City car? Probably not.
#Carbon

Electric Mustang Revealed! (No, Not That One)

Ford is going toward electric vehicles in a big way. And this is one that is really fast, to boot, although at this point, at least, it is just a concept
#Webasto #Brembo #HP

2020 Corvette Convertible: Clever Design and Engineering

Yes, the very first Corvette (1953) was a convertible. So why not the C8?
#HP #Chevrolet

Happy Birthday, Bentley

Bentley celebrates its centenary with a concept car
#sustainability #Carbon #BentleyMotors

Research shows that long-fiber reinforced composites combine higher levels of stiffness, strength and toughness (or durability) in a single material compared to short-fiber composites. Simulation

Long carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics may get increased use thanks to simulation capabilities.
#Autodesk #Toyota #Carbon

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About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant
#HP #Carbon #Covestro

Plastics and the Environment

A materials processor acknowledges it is important to contribute to the circular economy.
#KraussMaffei #HP #sustainability

Ford Puts McDonald’s Coffee to Use in Car Parts

Ford Motor Co. plans to begin using composite materials derived from coffee remnants supplied by fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. in future vehicle parts to reduce weight and enhance sustainability.
#tech #Ford #Lincoln

Hyosung to Invest $840 Million in Carbon Fiber Unit

South Korea’s Hyosung Corp. plans to invest 1 trillion won ($840 million) in its carbon fiber business by 2028.
#asia #Carbon

CEO at Carbon Fiber Supplier SGL Resigns

Juergen Koehler, the CEO of carbon fiber supplier SGL Group, will leave the company at the end of August after the supplier scrapped its business plan and slashed its outlook.
#tech #BMW #Carbon

Yazaki Develops Carbon Fiber-Aluminum Wiring Harnesses

Yazaki Corp. aims to replace traditional copper wiring harnesses with units made from lightweight carbon fiber nanotubes and aluminum.
#asia #tech #Carbon

Clever Structural Engineering for EV Motorcycle

Although the Vector is an innovative, electric, high-performance café racer, it also happens to be extraordinarily well-designed.
#Samsung #supplier #engineer

The NIO PAL by LAYER: A Scooter You’d Covet

If you think about electric scooters for urban transport you might have in mind some mangled and abandoned objects that you’ve seen littering the sidewalks in major metropolises.
#oem #Carbon #NIO

Aston Martin: Past Is Prologue

Aston Martin cars finished 1-2 in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (with, interestingly enough, Caroll Shelby being one of the two drivers in the winning car), something that the company is celebrating 60 years later with the DBS 59, a variation of the DBS Superleggera.
#oem #AstonMartin #Carbon

A Professional Grade Bed for the GMC Sierra

Staying with yesterday’s carbon fiber theme. . .GMC has announced that the Sierra Denali 1500 and the Sierra AT4 1500 will be available in early June (in limited numbers, initially, with wider availability next year) with a carbon fiber bed.
#oem #Carbon #GMC

Carbon Fiber and Recycling

One of the key drivers for the use of carbon fiber composites is that the materials are both strong and light.
#sustainability #Carbon #Mitsubishi