Prodrive have developed advanced carbon composite components in a range of colours that can be produced to the highest quality standards required for luxury products across a wide range of industries
Henkel in collaboration with Benteler-SGL have made it possible to mass-produce lightweight, fibre-reinforced leaf springs using a polyurethane matrix resin system.
The aim of the consortium is to dovetail product-oriented lightweight construction development with production research right from the outset.
An increased industry emphasis on fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort are accelerating the drive for heavy truck OEMs and their tier suppliers to find new solutions
Formaplex have expanded the pattern manufacturing capacity in the UK by nearly a third with investment in two new CMS Aries 4826 5-axis machines.
Hexagon Composites wholly owned Norwegian subsidiary Hexagon Raufoss has been awarded a new contract from a leading US passenger car manufacturer for the serial supply of CNG high-pressure composite cylinders. The value of the contract is worth around NOK 90 million over a 4 year period. The lightweight composite cylinders will be supplied to a [...]
Back in 2010 at the Paris motor show Lamborghini unveiled the Sesto Elemento a unique concept car showcasing its innovative carbon fibre manufacturing technologies. Production of the Sesto Elemento is expected to commence later in the year at Lamborghini’s new pre-production and prototyping center. The price tag is an estimated 2 million euros and we [...]
Altair and GrabCAD have Challenge you to design the steering wheel for the Bloodhound supersonic car! The Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear [...]
TenCate have been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) composite material to a global automotive manufacturer.
The L.A. Motorshow is not just the place to inspect new models of automotive companies, it’s also the place where design teams from the top automotive companies enter a competition to come up with new visionary concepts. In 2012 the design teams were challenged with exploring solutions for futuristic patrol cars based on a set [...]
General Motors have been named the winner in the Performance & Customisation (Aftermarket) category of the Society of Plastics Engineers’ 42nd-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. GM’s winning application is the carbon composite air extractor located on the hood of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sports car. This unique carbon fibre prepreg composite part pulls air [...]