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BMW closes the carbon fiber loop


August 18, 2014 10:43 am ET

BMW's extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in its i-series vehicles has prompted the development of ways to recycle unused material.

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Price keeping carbon fiber from mass adoption


August 5, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Today, carbon fibers in automotive are still expensive and exotic, known mainly for use race cars, but the composites industry continues to seek the holy grail of carbon fiber parts in mass-market cars — and they're getting closer.

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New materials provide benefits beyond lighter weight, auto execs say


August 5, 2014 11:06 am ET

Lightweight vehicle materials are delivering significant side benefits to automakers striving to improve fuel economy.

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BMW Group and SGL Group to triple carbon-fiber production capacities


May 9, 2014 4:43 pm ET

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, which provides carbon-fiber material for BMW's electric i series, plans to triple production capacities at its Moses Lake, Wash., carbon fiber plant. The expansion will make the Moses Lake facility the world's largest...

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BMW adds more molding equipment


March 20, 2014 8:26 am ET

BMW orders more Engel molding machines needed to make its new electric cars.

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Cannon helps make BMW's new carbon fiber cars


March 11, 2014 10:36 am ET

Italian equipment supplier Cannon Group has revealed that it is among the suppliers involved in the production of BMW AG's carbon fiber reinforced electric vehicles.

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Carbon fiber helps USA win medals in Sochi


March 5, 2014 1:43 pm ET

A BMW AG-designed carbon fiber bobsled carried Team USA to a record year at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Americans won silver and bronze medals in women's two-person bobsled Feb. 19; and two days earlier, a men's two-man team won the bronze,...

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Carbon fiber continues its auto growth


January 17, 2014 10:13 am ET

DETROIT — The auto industry is continuing to dream in carbon fiber. And those dreams are increasingly making it to the street.

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