Wiinsch, head of Structural Materials and Systems Research at BASF added, "In close collaboration with plant manufacturers as well as tiers and automotive OEMs, we are working on the development of robust polyamid 6 carbon-fiber
3 million) into the construction of a carbon-fiber
material plant and development of new-generation carbon-fiber
material for EV-related applications.
Stork Sp Aerospace in the Netherlands displayed a braided carbon-fiber
aircraft landing-gear component about 40 mm thick, which has been tested for jet fighters.
Defense contractor Grumman, led by chief materials engineer George Lubin, was at the forefront of bringing carbon-fiber
composites into commercial use in military aircraft.
Meloir, France, developed a similar carbon-fiber
RTM part utilizing Ford Motor Co.
This rod supplier employs a proprietary method of incorporating high levels of carbon-fiber
tow into PEEK with virtually no damage to the integrity of the reinforcements.
The hood for the General Motors' 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Commemorative Edition scores several "firsts" for carbon-fiber
The hood is believed to be the highest production volume of a single carbon-fiber
component using aerospace technology and is also the first use of Invar nickel/iron alloy tooling for an automotive production part.
Paintless in-mold film decorating and carbon-fiber
composites are making inroads in appearance and structural parts.
ICP compounds are priced at an intermediate point between carbon-black and carbon-fiber
After 12 years of development, Conoco is making its entry into the carbon-fiber
market with a new production technology based on petroleum pitch.
Hyperion says parts molded of Fibril-based SR compounds exhibit a particle-free surface, unlike conventional carbon-fiber
compounds, in which fibers exposed on the surface may cause fissures or cracks or may break or wear off, causing particle contamination.