Shedding Skin: Shelby Cobra ‘Diamond Edition’ body shell to weigh only 88 lbs.

Toronto, Ontario — In a move combining the legacy of the American muscle car with cutting-edge automotive technology, Shelby has unveiled a new limited edition Cobra, fitted with a carbon fibre body shell weighing a mere 88 lbs. The Shelby Cobra “Diamond Edition”, designed to recognize the iconic car’s sixtieth anniversary on the road, is […]

BMW’s Blessings: OEM updates carbon fibre part ordering process

Toronto, Ontario — BMW’s July 26 bulletin outlined a new ordering and approval process for certain carbon fibre parts “to ensure the repair facility purchasing the restricted part is properly equipped and trained to perform the repair.” The request process for carbon fibre parts now requires supplying the parts dealer with photos of the VIN […]

The new 2019 GM Sierra Denali features a carbon fibre bed

The new 2019 GM Sierra Denali.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — March 8, 2018 — General Motors has recently released the preview for its 2019 Sierra Denali model, featuring an all-new carbon fibre bed option.    This announcement brings a new battle to the truck arena, though is not as widely confusing as Ford’s use of aluminum beds. Carbon […]

General Motors to use carbon fibre in next generation of pickup trucks

GM carbon fiber

By CRM Staff Detroit, Michigan — December 8, 2017 — The next generation of General Motors’ (GM) pickup trucks will use a mix of carbon fibre, aluminium, and steel, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. It is expected that the company’s higher-end versions of the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado trucks could […]

Report: Future of lightweighting may mean more plastic

Automakers continue to push ahead with lightweighting strategies to meet 2025 CAFE standards, even as the political climate in the US puts the future of those standards in doubt.

Wilmington, Delaware — September 4, 2017 — Plastic may be on its way up and multi-material construction may be less popular in the future, according to a survey conducted by Ward’s Auto. The seventh annual Ward’s Automotive Trends survey suggests that automakers are moving forward with numerous strategies to reduce vehicle weights and improve fuel […]

VIDEO: Ringbrothers University releases second part of clearing carbon fibre series

In Carbon Fibre Clearing Part II, Mike Ring and his associate demonstrate the process of carbon clearing.

Spring Green, Wisconsin — July 20, 2017 — Ringbrothers University has released the second part of its series on clearing carbon fibre. The video, featuring Mike Ring, demonstrates techniques for those looking for information on how to properly clear carbon fibre. The video continues where Part I left off, illustrating the final half of the carbon […]

Ringbrothers University releases video on carbon fibre clearing

In "Clearing Carbon Fibre - Part-One" Mike Ring demonstrates bodywork and wiring techniques for carbon fibre step-by-step.

Spring Green, Wisconsin — June 30, 2017 — Ringbrothers University has released a new how-to video series focused on carbon fibre. The first video in the series, titled “Clearing Carbon Fibre – Part One” features Mike Ring, co-owner of Ringbrothers University. He demonstrates bodywork and wiring techniques for carbon fibre, step-by-step.     Carbon fibre is a […]

Magna creates carbon fibre subframe for Ford

Magna has developed a prototype carbon fibre composite subframe for Ford that reduces mass by 34 percent.

Paris, France — March 14, 2017 — The use of carbon fibre has grown significantly in recent years, but it’s still not considered a mass-market material. That might change very soon, judging by news coming out of the JEC World 2017 event currently underway in France. The news revolves around the results of a new […]

Two CSN facilities approved for Lamborghini repairs

A Lamborghini Aventador. Only two facilities in Canada have received OEM approval to repair Lamborghini's vehicles: CSN-427 Auto Collision in Ontario and CSN-OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body in British Columbia.

Toronto, Ontario — January 9, 2017 — Lamborghini’s vehicles are some of the highest-priced in the world and the complexity of their construction reflects the sticker price. A total of two shops in all of Canada have been granted the exclusive rights to perform collision repairs on Lamborghinis in this country. CSN-427 Auto Collision in […]

Ford commits to $5 million investment in the future of composites

Ford is using its new low-volume GT supercar as a 'test bed' for work with composites such as carbon fibre.

By Mike Davey Knoxville, Tennessee — October 24, 2016 — Carbon fibre and other composites are still largely used by high-end manufacturers, but the company that practically defined “mass market” in the automotive world seems to have its eyes on the materials. Ford has recently joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) as […]