Researchers announce new method for prepping carbon fibre for bonding

Adrian Sabau and Jian Chen work with a laser to prepare the surface of carbon fibre composites and aluminum to create superior bonds that can absorb 200 percent more energy than conventional bonds.

By Mike Davey   Oak Ridge, Tennessee — May 30, 2016 — Carbon fibre composites are incredibly strong and very lightweight. The material would therefore be almost perfect  for both body panel and structural components, but high production costs have helped to limit its use. Carbon fibre also requires a lot of surface preparation prior […]

Move over aluminum: Carbon fibre steps up its game

The 2016 Corvette Z06 features a carbon fibre hood with a visible weave section.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — September 9, 2015 — On the materials side, the big news in the industry of late has been the move to the use of more aluminum in vehicles, especially in the case of the latest Ford-150. But some are already looking beyond aluminum to carbon fibre, an advanced, lightweight […]