11 November 2006
11 November 2006
Ray Publishing’s new book, Automotive Composites - A Design and Manufacturing Guide, is now available through the NetComposites online store.
Sponsored by The American Plastics Council, AOC LLC, Ashland Performance Materials, Bulk Molding Compounds Inc., HyPerComp Engineering Inc., Pacific Scientific, HTL/Kin-Tech Div., and Weber Manufacturing Ltd., this 2nd edition of Automotive Composites - A Design and Manufacturing Guide contains a wealth of information about composites usage in today's vehicles. It contains an industry overview; a fold-out chart that graphically plots each new significant application of composites in cars and trucks over the past 65 years; a database section with technical information about composite materials and part design; interviews with representatives from OEMs and the auto industry about trends in composites usage; and seven chapters covering the full spectrum of exterior, structural, interior, underhood and chassis applications. It is a completely new and updated version of their original Automotive Composites guide first published in 1997.
Significant, real-world examples of composites applications, based on extensive interviews and research, are covered in detail and illustrated with photos. The 100-page book also contains a list of industry resources and information sources, as well as a glossary of terms and a bibliography. It's a valuable resource for automotive composites information.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
The Lightweight Technologies Forum will take place in parallel to Composites Europe, on 6-8 November 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Tecniplas will exhibit FRP tanks suitable for contact with drinking water at the Fispal Tecnologia food and drink trade fair in São Paulo, Brazil, on 26-28 June.