Posts Tagged “fiber”

Lamborghini lends carbon fiber expertise to search for better medical implants

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Lamborghini lends carbon fiber expertise to search for better medical implants

Italian carmaker Lamborghini has a lot of experience with carbon fiber composites of various types, having used them extensively in both its on-road supercars and its racing programs. The company has announced it will lend that materials expertise to the biomedical research being conducted by Houston Methodist Research Institute in Texas. Read about it at…

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Ford, Magna Co-developing Carbon Fiber Composite Subframe

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Ford, Magna Co-developing Carbon Fiber Composite Subframe

As a possible way to reduce vehicle weight, Ford has teamed up with Magna International to develop a carbon fiber composite subframe. This carbon subframe saves about 34 percent over the mass of a standard stamped steel counterpart. Read about it at CarNewsCafe.com.

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Improving the joint: Laser process forms stronger bond between aluminum and carbon fiber

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Improving the joint: Laser process forms stronger bond between aluminum and carbon fiber

A research team from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a laser process that could make joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum less expensive with more robust joints as a result. The process promises cheaper lightweight, high-end components for use in automotive manufacture. Read about it at Gizmag.com.

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