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A Guide to Understanding Carbon Fiber Weaves and Fabrics

Interesting | September 19th, 2014 by Horatiu Boeriu

Carbon fiber originated for aerospace use, but as it has become more usable this material expanded into the automotive industry.  It has several properties that …

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BMW i3 Successor: Steel from ThyssenKrupp instead of Carbon Fiber?

BMW i | August 21st, 2014 by Horatiu Boeriu

The BMW i3 has yet to have its one year birthday and reports on the next generation are starting to pop-up. With an investment of …

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BMW i3: High demand requires doubling of carbon production

BMW i | November 25th, 2013 by Horatiu Boeriu

The high demand for the BMW i3 is driving up the production of carbon fiber at the Moses Lake plant. With over 10,000 firm orders, …

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BMW Group and Boeing to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling

News | December 13th, 2012 by Horatiu Boeriu

The BMW Group and Boeing signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research for carbon fiber recycling as well as share manufacturing knowledge and …

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Next generation BMW 7 Series to use carbon fiber

Rumors | February 23rd, 2012 by Horatiu Boeriu

In a recent interview with BMWBLOG, Dr. Klaus Drager said that the next generation BMW 7 Series will make extensive use of carbon fiber. When …

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BMW Group / SGL Group Joint Venture opens the new Moses Lake Plant

News | September 1st, 2011 by Horatiu Boeriu

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) – a joint venture of SGL Group and the BMW Group – today officially opened its new state-of-the-art carbon …

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BMW i: The Trouser Press

BMW i | August 1st, 2011 by Hugo Becker

Frankfurt am Main, Germany – When discussing electric vehicles it is understood that the enemy to range is weight. Anything that can be done reasonably …

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