From Carbon Fibre to BMW i3

In this video, BMW demonstrates the journey of its carbon fibre, from SGL Carbon’s manufacturing facility in Moses Lake to the Wackersdorf facility where the final product will be the BMW i3.

It all starts with one carbon fibre that’s just about one seventh the width of a human hair. The result is an extremely lightweight and robust passenger cell of the BMW i3 and BMW i8. Watch the clip to see how BMW is doing this.

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25 comments

  1. AboutComposites 3 years ago
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  2. Headley Duncan 3 years ago

    nice +BMW

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  3. Mario Cossette 3 years ago
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  4. farizal ashaari muhammad 3 years ago
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  5. Rick Hendrick BMW 3 years ago

    From the very first glance, you can easily tell that the BMW i3 model, a brand new part of the 2014 BMW new model lineup here at Rick Hendrick BMW in Charleston, SC is a seriously next-generation model. http://www.rickhendrickbmw.com/blog/2014/april/23/bmw-i3-model-features-spaceage-construction.htm

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  6. Rinuprasad Murugan 3 years ago

    Goddamn.:O

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  7. SilverWave 4 years ago

    Is carbon fiber environmentally friendly?

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  8. TheBluekeyz 4 years ago

    super !!

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  9. Haris Mulic 4 years ago

    I want to see a crash test..

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  10. chaser 4 years ago

    “This enables us to achieve approximately half the weight of steel or one third that of aluminum.”So Mr. Head of Process Body and Interior Trim BMW i is telling us that aluminium is heavier then steel?

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  11. Lucian Rosca 4 years ago

    From a single fibre to a BMW i3. The journey of carbon.

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  12. RetiredArmy RANGER 4 years ago

    Awesome!

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  13. Chao Li 4 years ago

    Why the fibre used on airplane must stock in -18℃ environment,but this fibre is stock in room temperature?

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  14. Gwanwoo Shin 4 years ago
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  15. AndreyDorokhin 4 years ago

    The i-series is supposed to be ecological. Is it ecological to produce cars from the material which can hardly be recycled and reused?

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  16. 佐藤周作 4 years ago

    …”half of steel and 1/3 of aluminum”…..sounds something strange!!

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  17. Hermann TheGerman 4 years ago

    YEAH MOSES LAKE WOOOOO I LIVE 10 MILES AWAY FROM THERE

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  18. David Raba 4 years ago

    I want to see a crash test!!!

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  19. Thea Nelson-Jerry 4 years ago

    Wow this is an awesome move in the right direction! Also love how it starts right here in Washington, I am from here and I notice more and more often how this area seems to breed the most talented people in sustainability, and invention! what a great thing to embark on our mission to save our Mother Earth.

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  20. krutomjer 4 years ago

    good video, I’d love more of these, and make them longer please

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  21. Patrick Stave 4 years ago

    1/2 the weight of steel or 1/3 the weight of aluminum? Must be the other way round???

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  22. krcn00b 4 years ago

    thats right bavaria isnt germany 😀

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  23. Can Berker Özdem 4 years ago

    As a mechanical engineer, I would kill to work in any of the plants in the video..absolutely fascinating

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  24. Fördy.de - Fotografie & Film 4 years ago

    Die Lens-Flares sind schlimm, aber sonst gutes Video.

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  25. grey71644 4 years ago

    THE BEST!!!

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