The Lexus Hoverboard

For years, designers and startups have been attempting to mimic fiction and create a hoverboard like the one famously piloted by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Those efforts have only accelerated...
D8 GTO

Donkervoort continues with GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition

More than two months ago the world was introduced to the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition - the first Donkervoort fully fitted with visible carbon fibre – a technique in which the...

Autoneum to present Prime-Light technology for inner dashes and floor insulators

With Prime-Light, Autoneum, the leading producer of vehicle acoustics and thermal management systems, is launching a new technology for inner dashes and floor insulators that is designed to offer excellent shapeability, light weight and...

Bristol scientists produce aircraft wings that can fix themselves

Team of scientists at the University of Bristol have come a step closer towards developing a self-healing technology after producing aircraft wings that can fix themselves after being damaged. Working with Professor Ian Bond and...

US researchers 3D print Shelby Cobra replica using carbon fibre

A team of scientists at the US department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has used 3D printing technology to produce a replica of the Shelby Cobra model from carbon fibre reinforced plastics. ORNL...

Voith to produce CFRP components for future Audi model

Audi AG has placed an order with Voith, a global supplier in markets like energy, paper, raw materials, transportation and automotive, for the high-volume production of a CFRP component for its future Audi model. Voith...

Amazing Aeromobile with carbon coating

We all remember those amazing futuristic flying cars from sci-fi movies and some of you may have even dreamed of owning one. Well, it seems that such possibility may soon become very real, as...

Kite Buggy

Introduction and History While the idea of kite-powered land vehicles dates back a couple of centuries, a patent was issued in 1823 to George Pocock of Bristol, England for his “char volante” (wind chariot), recent...

Carbon fiber at Hyundai and BMW

Following the introduction of the carbon fiber-intensive BMW i3 and i8, the big question was, “What’s next?” Each automaker is taking a different tack in its composites integration, and there are some new signs...
technical textiles in aeronautical sector

New Line of Technical Textiles for Aeronautics Sector

Solvay makes Technical Textiles called Tegralite Brussels-based chemical company, Solvay, has launched Tegralite, a family of high performance lightweighting materials which offer the aeronautics industry new downstream solutions and part making capabilities that improve fuel...
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