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Resin transfer molding benefitting auto industry in 2019

Composite materials are made using a variety of processes. However, one process that may see increased use in the automotive industry in 2019 is resin transfer molding. The increase in the use of this process is primarily due to the benefits it offers to this industry. Some of the benefits resin transfer molding is bringing Read More…

Use of compression molding by auto industry picks up in 2019

Composites have been steadily making inroads into the automotive industry for years now. However, this year may see more composite components hitting the road than any other. Many composite parts are being developed or produced for 2019 vehicle models, and compression molding is one of the composite component production processes being used to create these Read More…

Shaping the automotive industry with vacuum infusion composites

Automotive manufacturers have a lot of demands to meet. Their consumers want quality products at affordable prices, while investors want to make profits. This means that automotive manufacturers need to use the most optimal methods for producing quality automotive components. The automotive industry uses a lot of composite materials in its structural and mechanical components, Read More…

Corrosion-Resistant Composites: Benefits for Semi-Trailers

Corrosion resistance is one benefit to composites bring to many transportation applications. Composites are used in everything from aircraft to ships. However, one transportation application that particularly benefits from composites is semi-trailers. Corrosion resistance and other benefits composites offer semi-trailers One tool that’s extremely important to the U.S. transportation industry is the semi-trailer, and these Read More…

Composite Bike Rims Benefit Cycling Canadian Commuters

Composites are present in a wide range of Canadian-manufactured products from building materials to aircraft. However, one composite product that’s bringing benefits to Canadian commuters is composite bike rims. Benefits of composite bike rims for Canadian commuters According to one source, almost 223,000 Canadians commuted to work by bicycle in 2016. For all of these Read More…

Injection-Molded Composite Energy Absorbers Proven Worthy

Injection molding is a process used to make composite parts for a variety of industries. One industry that has increased its use of such parts over the past two decades is the automobile industry. Composite energy absorbers for car bumpers have brought many benefits to automobile manufacturers. Benefits of composite energy absorbers made by injection Read More…

Four Benefits Composites Bring to Hyperloop Pods

The modern subway and rail system are poised to get a very futuristic upgrade thanks to the world’s first composite hyperloop pod. Indeed, composite materials are bringing many benefits to the first passenger pod manufactured by Hyperloop Transportation Technology (Hyperloop TT). Benefits of using composites in hyperloop pods Composite materials have become a vital part Read More…

Canada & U.S. Partnership: Helping Auto Companies Design with Composites

The United States has one of the largest auto industries in the world, and now they’re partnering with Canadian companies to help them design composite parts for the next generation of safe and fuel efficient North American automobiles.  How Canada-U.S. Partnership Could Bring Composite Benefits to Future Automobiles Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics are a type of Read More…

How Composites Can Make Park Infrastructure Better for Visitors

There are many ways that composite materials can help make the infrastructure of national parks a safer and more visually appealing to visitors, and ultimately ensure that more people will visit them. This is not a small consideration since there were almost 331 million visitors in U. S. national parks in 2017. However, one of Read More…

The Benefits of Pultrusion Composites In Mass Transit Buses

When you step on the bus in the morning and head off to work or school, you probably don’t think about pultrusion at all. In fact, you may not even know what this process is or how it’s used. However, thanks to the pultrusion process, your bus is able to take advantage of the benefits Read More…

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…