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Automotive Composites

Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. High-performance have used carbon fiber for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles. Read more: http://www.compositesworld.com/zones/automotive-composites

ACMA’s Automotive Composites Alliance

The Automotive Composites Alliance (ACA) is a consortium of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite manufacturers and material suppliers that actively promote the use of polymer composites within the automotive and truck industries. The ACA is an industry alliance of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Arlington, VA. Since 1988, the ACA member network has provides Read More…

SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE)

The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, Read More…

Composites Car Crashworthy Despite Reduced Mass

Recently completed research sponsored by the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration sought to identify and evaluate the safety benefits of structural plastics and composites applications in future lighter, more fuel efficient, and environmentally sustainable vehicles. A finite element model was used to reduce the weight of a Silverado pickup truck’s ladder frame with a carbon Read More…

Lightweight Materials Used to Transport People and Goods

When it comes to composites in transportation, it is all about weight. Steel in its many forms is a relatively durable, strong and cheap material; it’s easy to work – roll, cast bend and weld. However, it is relatively heavy due to the main element it contains – iron – and it is prone to Read More…