Composites have long been used in the automotive industry, primarily on engines and in interiors of high-performance vehicles. Now, new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into general automotive production vehicles.
Many general automotive manufactures are increasing the use of composites into their production vehicles. These manufactures are striving to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by manufacturing vehicle bodies, wheels, drive shafts, and even brakes.
In addition to weight reduction, composites will help reduce tooling costs, internal dampening, flexibility, and is resistant to corrosion and dents.